1948 Joined the baking industry at just 15 years of age

1963 Along with a lawyer partner, opened Dainty Cakes in Kirkintilloch

1965 Parted company with original partner and baked for himself and for another baker, who lent him the use of a van

1966 Set up his own shop in Glasgow

1972 to 1980 Acquired five shops and built up to 10 during the 1980s, after moving to a bakery in Govan

1990s Sold five of the shops and bought a bakery/coffee shop in Glasgow city centre

Today Five shops, two in Glasgow city centre. President of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers