Jim Padfield trained as a Master Carpenter and is a self employed builder, running a construction company with his son. Jim is a craftsman and lovingly and skilfully converted the barn where he and his wife Susan live in the Blackdown Hills. Jim loves motorcycling, outdoor pursuits and is a kayak and canoe instructor and often volunteers in this capacity with community organisations such as the scouts. Jim heads up the team responsible for the facilities at Devon Youth Camps and plays a key role on the organising committee. Jim loves a BBQ and is always keen to cook at large events on his grill made from a steel bath tub and manhole covers!