Jim Padfield trained as a Master Carpenter and for most of his working life was a self employed builder. He is a craftsman and has 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. Jim heads up the team responsible for the facilities at Devon Youth Camps and plays a key role on their 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!