Doug has 5 sons and 10 grandchildren. He is a consultant to a medium size family business in the software industry which he started 40 years ago, and he is the proud owner of a Morgan classic car. Whilst having worked and lived in the Home Counties, London and the North of England, Doug has resided in Norfolk for some 45 years.

His career started in the accountancy profession at 16 and having qualified, he moved into the commercial world of service, leisure, and construction industries before deciding to start his own business.