Griff is a Barbudan who lives and works on the island. We outline details of the school Griff attended, his employment and present business interests.
bb: how old are you?
GW: I am 30 years old. I was born under the sign of Aquarius on 8 February 1974.
bb: what is your background?
GW: I was born in Barbuda and attended the Holy Trinity School until I was 19 years old. I have always lived and worked in Barbuda.
bb: what did you do when you left school?
GW: My first job was maintenance and repair work at the K Club. Afterwards I worked as a builder.
bb: and then…
GW: In 1997 I started to work for CTV as an installer of their satelite television system. I put up the dishes and set up the decoder boxes and the TV sets. We were trained in Antigua and here in Barbuda. It is my main full-time job still.
bb: you have a super bike shop (at the time of writing)
GW: Yes, I have an extensive stock of accessories and parts while I repair and maintain bikes at very reasonable prices. It is my own business which I have run for 5 years now. This was a result of an interest in bikes since childhood. I always enjoyed customising and repairing my own bikes.
bb: I believe you used to offer guided tours?
GW: I have mountain bikes for hire, for adults only at the moment, but I will be getting some bikes for children. I enjoy cycling and I will take visitors on short or long rides to explore the beaches and the interior of Barbuda. My charges vary depending on the length of the ride.
bb: do you have hobbies?
GW: Bikes obviously, but I play cricket and do weight training in the nearby gym.
bb: you are successful, have you some advice for others?
GW: I would say believe in yourself. You must be honest. I always provide good quality work of a high standard. I feel that if you do good, good will follow you.
bb: Thank you Griff, we and our bikes wish you well for the future.