My name is Tony Parraman, I was born in North Wembley, not far from the Stadium. I went to Harrow High Grammar School for boys, not a total success. After a short spell in the RAF and working in a Hardware store, and travelling around Europe in a transit van, I went back into education and studied for an OND and HND in engineering. This allowed me to get a design engineers job, working for a company that made detectors for electron microscopes. I then moved onto to work for Lucas CAV. Having worked for Lucas for 3 years I went around the world for a year, teaching English in Japan for 6 months.
When I returned from my trip, I retrained as a Design Technology teacher and taught in 2 schools in Oxfordshire. I stopped working as a teacher to look after my daughter. I then developed a small building company making furniture and fitting kitchens. I now work on the BLOODHOUND project.
Having run the shows side of the project, I have changed my role. I am now the Head of Sponsor Liaison, which means I am talking to sponsors that have already signed up on a day to day basis.
This project is a once in a life time opportunity to be involved in something that will always be part of British engineering heritage.