A little bit about me Bill Currie.
I used to be a weight lifter and am 6ft 6inch tall and self employed, I also love golf, boxing and go fishing and we keep chickens and grow our own vegetables. I spent most of my youth, two steps in front of the Police! 4 years as a professional singer under the name of Mike Stand. I am writing a book about my YoYo dieting in the past, and the massive amount of weight I have lost to date, which is eleven and a half stone, I had 3 stone more to lose, and in the past year I have put nearly all of it back on. The book also covers parts of my life that I feel would be of interest to others, for example I was a bare back rider with Billy Smarts Circus, I lived in a slum as a kid although my great Grandmother was Lady Davenport and my great grandfather Sir Henry Davenport, the Sherriff of London, they lived in and owned a house in Grosvenor Square which is now an Embassy, He was one of the richest, and most powerful men in the country, there is a photo in my book of my Great Grandparents .
My eldest brother was an England International football player and also played for Watford, Sheffield Utd, Leeds Utd and Q.P.R Here is the link to my book,
I won the British Invention of the Year award in 2008, shown live on BBC1 The One show. In 2010 I won the Platinium award for my Wheelchair swing seat plus a silver and cut glass rose bowl and £2,000 worth of Micro funding to help with my invention clubs ideas. Both these awards were in recognition of my work on behalf of Innovation in Schools and Prisons which joins my two double gold awards, Birmingham best in show award, 8 gold medals and 3 silver medals. I have also won design awards for engineering and various other trophys won over the years, I have also appeared live on G.M.TV , live on Sky TV and interviewed by Radio stations in many different countries. I take a class at my local school every Thursday afternoon and talk about inventions and have started a school club called the Young inventors club, also 3 more invention clubs, one with the Prisoners of Coldingly Prison called Inmate Innovations another with a Autistic children of Croydon called the Rainbow club and finally one with the Disabled people of Croydon.
You can see me live on the BBCs The One Show interviewing me about my entry to the 2008 British Invention Show. Although you will see me getting a medal from Marty the B.B.C1 presenter, the whole crew had to get back to the studios after the live link so they were not present at the awards ceremony later that evening, if they had been you would have seen me go on to win TWO DOUBLE GOLD TROPHYS, and the one award all us British inventors want to win, THE BRITISH INVENTION of the YEAR 2008-2009 and I was really surprised but overjoyed.
Now if I am not working or writing a new book then I am working hard for the children members that have joined B.I.T.E and I would not change my life for the world.