Having trained as a model maker Derek spent 12 years making all kinds of things. Then as one of the founders of contour886 in 2003 he made a business of making things – and contour is now established as a leading provider in the UK of custom made seating for wheelchair users.
Alongside this he began to volunteer for the Festival, eventually booking the Visual Arts Programme & chairing the Programme Group. Derek now combines his creative & business experience to help make the Festival and loves being a part of this great community.
A father of 3 twenty-somethings he also aspires to be a potter but never quite seems to find the time these days.