Marcus was born in Bristol in 1969, has a younger brother who now lives in New Zealand; he believes it’s nothing personal. He spent a few years of his childhood in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as his father was a Civil Engineer, and this opened his eyes at an early age to travel.
He went to school in Bristol, and then on to Southampton University to study Geography, where he met is now wife, Sarah, who qualified as a solicitor, is originally from Godalming. Before getting married, they embarked upon a 10 month round the world adventure, of course over 25 years ago it was before international mobile phones and the internet, so it really was an adventure in 10 countries. After returning from his travels and considerably lighter (after the last few months in India and Nepal), Marcus moved to South East London and worked for 15 years within the paper trade.
Marcus moved to Godalming with Sarah in 2001, they have two daughters (one training to be a Chartered Accountant in Guildford having graduated from Bath Uni with a Politics & Economics Degree, the other studying at Reading Uni for a Masters Degree in Speech and Language Therapy) and two teenage sons (one studying for his A Levels, and the youngest studying for his GCSEs).
Marcus first became friends with Stefan back in the early 1990s, having met as Stefan knew Sarah and her family from when he was a child. Their friendship developed as they had a common interest in being petrolheads. Marcus started working with Stefan at Vantage Publishing back in 2009, so more than 10 years now. He loves meeting such a huge variety of local business owners, running a myriad of types of businesses, and loves the fact that our publications make a real positive difference to the community and to local people’s lives.