Charles is a marketing graduate and after three years in United Newspapers, Charles spent 18 years in Shires Bathrooms in product development and sales where he was responsible for creating the Visions brand. In 2004 he set up a successful distribution company with two others and exited the business in 2021. Charles is a Trustee of the Greek Orthodox Community in Leeds and Honorary Consul for the Republic of Cyprus in the North of England. In his spare time Charles enjoys a game of golf.