I am a Chartered Banker (MICBS) by profession and spent 28 years working for RBS until 1997, latterly as Chief Manager (Retail Banking).
Since then, I have been Owner/Manager of Training Concepts (TCL), which specialises in the design and delivery of soft skills development programmes. During this time, the Company has gained four National Training Awards.
Additionally, from time to time, I have acted as an external student project evaluator at Edinburgh Napier University Business School.
In tandem with my work for my business, and being a prolific reader, I have, since leaving the financial services industry, cultivated a keen interest in writing, particularly poetry, which has resulted in my producing a number of short stories and poems, none of which I have, so far, sought to publish.
I did, however, in 2018, self-publish a niche Book, Pride of Lions, which captured Celtic Football Club’s unique and successful pursuit of the European Cup in 1967, which stills sells steadily. As a result of this relative success, I undertook to produce The Corporate Menagerie, which I am once more self-publishing. I did not pursue a publishing deal for either Book.
I am aged 71, and live in Edinburgh with my wife, Alison. I have four grown up children and five grandchildren and enjoy all sports, especially football and cricket, reading and music. Writing is my passion.
I share poems and updates of what I am up to on a daily basis on my Facebook pages, Tom Brown Author and Tom Brown, as well as the ocassional blog post. I also send out a monthly newsletter, which you can sign up for on the sidebar of any page of this website.