Brian is a Yorkshireman and has lived and worked in Düsseldorf since 2011. He is an Oxford biochemistry graduate and used to run his own market research and publishing business in the UK for 20 years, specialising in crop protection, chemicals and biotechnology. Since moving to Germany, Brian has been working as a market research and business development specialist, mostly in energy-related sectors such as renewables, heating, refrigeration and air conditioning. He comes from a family full of left-handedness and has a special interest in this subject. Brian was a keen road runner, but now focuses more on rambling with SGV Düsseldorf, Pilates, yoga and swimming.