Rugby World Cup 2015 Gloucester

2015 is a big year for Gloucestershire as the city of Gloucester will be hosting the Rugby World Cup. I was asked to do a publicity shot of the main man charged with arranging it, former Gloucester rugby captain, Adam Balding.  Adam is Gloucester's co-ordinator for all the preparations, so as you can imagine a very busy man indeed. Luckily he spared me the time and helped carry my kit to the top of Gloucester Cathedral for this shot.

Picture by Clint Randall

Business booming for Gloucestershire man who sent out 600 CVs

John Powell and his wife Hannah from Huntley, Gloucestershire who set up their own valeting business with help from mentor Grant Cozens from Gloucestershire Enterprise .

AFTER sending out 600 CVs to potential employers without success, jobless John Powell refused to give up.
He decided to sell the family car and held numerous car boot sales to raise the money he needed to launch his own business.

And now John's successful mobile car valeting service Mirror Finish has become a shining example how determination can pay off.

The pothole killer.

 Gloucestershire Highways booked me to photograph their new weapon against potholes. They are on the way to filling in an additional 22,000 potholes by the end of this year, thanks to six extra ‘find and fix’ gangs and the use of a ‘JetPatcher’. The JetPatcher machine blasts out hot road material at high speed to deliver a suitable repair in double quick time.

Phil Vickery MBE

I had the pleasure of photographing Phil Vickery when he visited one of my clients showroom . We spent some time discussing his mashed up ears, apparently when a rugby player has them operated on to look better, they don't work as well. The body adapts to interpret
sound with the damaged shape and struggles to adapt if the shape is suddenly changed, so Phil is sticking with his. I wish I did a close up pic now, but he would have thought that was a bit weird.

Phil Vickery MBE  former English rugby union tighthead prop and member of the England squad in the Everhot Cooker Showroom.