One of four Midlands-North Regional Officials, and Website & IT Manager for the Club, I purchased my first Mercedes-Benz car in the early 2000s, however, it was in 2013 that I fell in love with the brand. Since then I have owned 4 new A, C and E classes of different variants as "daily drivers". I also have a weekend car that's just a little older - a 1998 R170 SLK230. I just love the design of it! I became the Regional Officer in 2017 and since then have grown the Region to a point wherein 2019 we hosted almost 25 events (in addition to our monthly pub meetings) ranging from breakfast meetups, car tour days, car shows, dealer and automotive supplier events and afternoon teas. My passion is for organising events with national and local companies such as Meguiars, Pirelli, Trade Tyres of Shenstone, as well as running car shows. As Website & IT Manager, a post I took up in February 2021, using my 25 years+ experience in the IT industry, I have been responsible for ensuring the delivery of our online resources. Moving forwards I will be assessing all of our organisation IT use, constantly looking for opportunities to make more effective and efficient use of IT, driving down costs whilst enhancing value returned from IT expenditure.