Shameless self promotion
This page is all about Vince Poynter, the real live person behind the vinceunlimited brand.
On an earlier CV I described myself as 'an active, good humoured and inventive individual, intelligent enough to learn new skills quickly and accurately with an ability to multitask whilst remaining in control. A fastidious and charming, honest worker able to assess priority and work under pressure. Always seeking a challenging and responsible, well-rewarded role'.
Myth or mirth?
I was born in the South of England in the early sixties in a two bedroom flat, with the unusual feature of a balcony on the ground floor. I was the swot at the local junior school so graduated to a boys only (pah) grammar school, all without changing city. I didn't work too hard but left school with a welter of 'O' levels (ask your dad) then decided to opt out of higher and university education.
Without the encouragement to be the vet I had always dreamed about as a child I drifted into an office-based apprenticeship in construction, an industry that kept me in high quality baked beans for the main part of my adult working life. It was never the real me.
As a teenager I grew up too late for the free love sixties and too early for the freedom of the eighties. Too late to be a boomer, too young to be a millenial. But I did discover motorcycling. Off and on since then I have always owned a bike and still consider myself a biker. So rock on.
In my late teens I resigned my job and at one point had spent every penny I had. I even owed my future wife £50 - She won't ever get it back. I'm still married and have been for millions of years. We soon got the four bedroom detached house on a suburban housing estate in a sought after village in a green and pleasant valley about twenty miles from where I was born. All very local. Except going to work daily in London used to take me two hours each way.
I eventually dumped the dusty construction life and now work as a driver for a prestige marque.
I have always enjoyed writing and much content of this site has its roots deep in the last millennium. It just took ages to put it all together and now I'm doing the same all over again as a fifth incarnation. One reason I would love be a full time writer.
An eternal optimist I truly believe I am immortal and unique, despite the aches and pains of being in my fifties. In fact I can be found at the centre of the universe
As for the CV statement - Pretty accurate.
If you feel you can stomach the expanded version why not drop your cursor over the button named autobiography, where you will find a foreward and first chapter. Plus an article about my story onboard a transatlantic trip on the QE2 cruise liner in 2002 for your delectation.
Or click the buttons below to see some Poynter history, what my top likes are in various fields or the one that showcases my formal work life.
Author: Vince Poynter
Version m5.083 16 Mar 2018
First Published: Version 1.00 in Oct 2003
Text updated and image added in Version 5.008 18 Oct 2017
Favourite Films and TV replaced by Top Ten list in version 5.072 16 Feb 2018
Poynterfacts link added: Version 5.083 16 Mar 2018