Hi, my name is Eddy. At 73, I have had a very diverse background. In 2001, after 12 years, I sold my International Headhunting Consultancy in Regents Street W.1 and ‘retired’! Or so I thought! The sport has always played a great part in my life, as you will read further on, opening many varied doors and careers.
Due to my medical background and studying Chinese Martial Arts – (3 years in a Shaolin Temple in Fukien when I left the RN) – and Medicine, purely by chance, I became a “Self Employed” Re-Hab Consultant, helping both professional sports individuals and ‘ordinary folk’ get pain relief when ‘professionals’ have not been successful. I have three disciplines in my life, Chinese Martial Arts / Medicine – (55 years), gives me focus. Weight Training (40 years), releases my aggression, and finally, Coarse Fishing – (60 years), giving me solitude!
So why now, have I ‘applied’ to this industry – Experience! This yet again was purely by chance, being asked by a colleague if I could ride a horse for a Commercial as one of the riders could not make it – ‘yes’ I said – another story if you have time to hear what happened next on shoot!
Going on past experience, it offers very varied opportunities, and I am, without being precious, somewhat an extrovert – not shy of people, standing in front of large audiences presenting or a camera in the High Street nor studio! My background, of some 40 years ago and recently, working for by request on ITV’s Documentary, “OAP’S Boot-Camp”, organised and took ‘lead’ part for showing 14th April 2018.
Many personal one-to-one Interviews for National Newspapers / Magazines on sports background – “Oldest Personal Trainer UK” Telegraph as an example.
Also, had worked with Advertising Consultancies such Saatchi and Saatchi / Reds Agency / Thompson, doing Commercials, Stunt work, Magazines, Nationals Papers, TV, (ITV and BBC), Photographic, Catwalk – co-produced M&S UK and European Fashion Shows, and took part in them, Films, Handwork, Catalogues, such as Littlewoods Burtons, etc., etc.
Swimming / Horse riding / Ice or roller skating
Martial Arts demos