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Stephen T. Hooper

Stephen T. Hooper


Born in 1960 to parents from south London and raised in the post-war New Town of Crawley in West Sussex, England I qualify as the last of the Boomer generation, or as I like to say, I was born in the days of black and white TV.

A proud son of Dad, who was a professional driver (long-distance lorries and busses/coaches) and Mum doing a range of different office jobs, my family is very definitely made of ‘Londoners’.

Leaving school I secured an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic at the local Ford main dealer and the skills I learned in that trade have served me well.

A brief spell in the RAF followed by a period in the photographic sector and then as a fencing erector added new skills.

In 1986 I formally retrained in electronics and have been in this sector ever since. The highlight was forming my own business in 2003, which I still run today.

I have four grown-up sons and five grandchildren.

These days, I live on the south coast of England in a small town called Rustington with my five-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Joe.