Simon Gaskin

Ward/Division

Tutbury & Outwoods

Biography

I was born in 1959 and raised in Repton and have worked in the pub trade all my life. I got married 35 years ago to Jane and have 2 grown up children Brett 32 and Mitchelle 30 and a grandson Myles 2. Moved to the Beacon Hotel in Outwoods in 1983 and have now retired

Education

Attended Repton primary school then John Port secondary school. Left at 16 to take a joinery apprenticeship, at 19 I trained to work underground at Rawden colliery then I joined my father in the family business taking many courses and obtaining many qualifications

Career outside politics

Took a joinery apprenticeship when I left school then did a year as a coal miner. Started in the Pub trade at 19 being a very young Landlord. At the age of 22 I was running a pub on my own which was very unusual at that time. My father and I also provided Mobile bars all over the Midlands, the largest we undertook was a show where 40,000 people attended. we also provided a majority of the bars at Burton upon Trent Town Hall for over 20 years

Family / Where you Live

I live at 302 Tutbury Road with my wife Jane who I married in 1979 and my mother Margaret. We have 2 sons and a grandson who Jane looks after 2 days a week

Contact details

Tel: 01283 530002
Mob: 07774 208754
Email: simonpetergaskin@hotmail.co.uk

Web & Social media

Website
Twitter
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Political career

I was a Parish Councillor for Outwoods 1987 till 1992 when in 1992 my father became the Borough Councillor for Outwoods and I stood down to take on a larger workload in the business but helped my father in that role until he passed away in 2002. I was then asked if I would stand for that seat but I was not able to as running a busy and successful Public house and the mobile bars precluded from accepting that offer but I can now fulfill my ambition and stand in the area that I know so well and whose residents views I can defend

Hobbies / Fun Fact

I have recently taken up walking with my wife Jane. I am a bit of a Petrol head always having large cars and motor bikes. I also enjoy after dinner speaking. the largest crowd i have spoken to is 150 and was very nerve racking When I was a landlord age 22 the Police turned up to do a check, I went to see if I could help the sergeant who promptly bundled me out the door saying I was to young to be in the pub. It took a while but he did apologize

Achievements

Kept the family business busy and successful for many years even after a devastating fire in 2008 and was closed for 8 months we reopened  without loosing any trade even more successful. Recovering from smashing my right leg in a motor bike crash breaking it in 9 places to run a half marathon and being elected as a Parish Councillor for Outwoods twice with the largest amount of votes cast for any candidate
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