Ken was born in Taunton where he continued to live locally. He started working in 1982, after completing a five year electronic/mechanical engineering apprentiship with Avimo, an opto-electronic company dealing mainly with defence contracts, before progressing into engineering.
1992 saw Ken working on computer and network systems and it was during this time, whilst working for a subsidiary of Bridgwater College, he gained an adult teaching certificate to commence teaching IT, continuing this work until 2012 when he was asked by a friend for support in setting up a charity. Able2Achieve worked with people with learning disabilities, with Ken assisting in setting up the office, a farm, workshops, cafe, bakery, and antique shop.
2018 saw Ken working as a handyman in an 85 bedroomed nursing home in Taunton until he was lucky enough to find his role with Amica which allows him time to work on his main hobby as a mad inventor (as his wife calls him).