The extra-ordinary International life and career of an ordinary Aeronautical Apprentice delivering 14 Mega Engineering and Construction Projects around the World working with 70 Nationalities in 32 years and a business owner for 25 years in Transformational Management and Technical Capital and Revenue Assignments.
The book covers the period 1939-2019 and includes Political commentary and predictions of Dark Clouds Gathering in a chaotic World.
Not a Reality TV Show but the “Real Life Story” of an Indentured Engineering Apprentice and International Mega Projects. You will meet many well-known successful people in your reading journey.
A career of immense challenges and satisfaction, but influenced by incompetent political decisions, and requiring unplanned changes in direction to the career with unexpected results.
A journey through life meeting many well- known people, including Royalty from several Countries, the entertainment world, great cricketers and footballers and football managers.
From two pound twelve and sixpence per week to one thousand five hundred pounds per day and delivering over £200 Bn of present- day value projects and 56 years of high value revenue streams contributions to GDP.
Written whilst on Dialysis in Skipton Renal Unit UK the book is 78,125 words long, 599 pages with 520 photos on the basis that every picture tells a story including a blessed family life.
“I most love the principles of life that the author has embraced to help his life to stay on course. The best one was about using one’s talents for the benefit of all. His musical talent stood out because it is rare to find an engineer who can also sing. I also like that the author is a religious man and that the entire book appreciates his rich connection with St. Mary’s school, church and football club. I did not like anything least because the book is very inspiring and it touches on many subjects of interest. I would not change anything in the book because I found it to be very inspiring.
. . . It is an encouraging recount that taught me never to quit when one door closes.” –LeDiplomatique
About The Author:
Bernard Heys born on 10.11.1939 at Bealey Maternity Home Radcliffe Lancashire to Walter and Martha Heys.
He was educated at both infant and junior level at St Mary’s RC School and secondary at Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton to GCSE Level.
He continued his Further Technical education at Radcliffe Technical College, Bolton Technical College and Hatfield Institute of Technology in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering Design, with further studies in Electrical Engineering, Mechanics of Fluids and Structures.
Obtained a Diploma in Business Studies from Alexander Hamilton Institute, when working with Kellogg International.
The first six years of his career were spent with De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd followed by four years in the production business of high-speed special purpose plant and equipment for paper, textile, and hospital laundry and cable production.
The next eighteen years were spent on the management of mega projects in Aluminium Smelting, Ship Building, Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Oil Refining and Polypropylene Facilities, Steel Production, North Sea Oil Facilities, Dubai Dry Dock, Al Jubayl Industrial City and Jeddah Waste-Water Treatment with Buwayb Riyadh Facilities.
The next four years were spent on a four year turn around -project for a multinational conglomerate with facilities in eighty countries.
Finally twenty-five years running a business The Cranwood Partnership providing “Management, Technical and Consultancy Services for major blue-chip companies and public and private organisations pioneering the market in Facilities Management. During my working career I spent many years in volunteering activities and specialising as a BSI expert in the development of Harmonised Standards in Europe on a voluntary basis.
Retired at seventy-two due to poor health.