Author(s): Paddy Briggs
Alan Pickerings story isn’t just the tale of the native boy who got here just right. Its the tale of a boy who did really well certainly. Born with a degenerative eye illness that left him blind by way of the age of thirty, Alan Pickering was once now not going to let this prevent him turning into a pacesetter on this planet of pensions, successful Greatest Single Contribution to Occupational Pensions (19982017) on the Professional Pensions UK Pension Awards.
His achievements, alternatively, weren’t only restricted to the extremely technical international of pensions. A lifelong fan of horse racing, Pickering has change into a prepared racehorse proprietor himself, and was once honoured to be elected a vice-president of the Racehorse Owners Association. Throughout his lifestyles he hasn’t ever let his loss of sight grasp him again, and he maintained a powerful pastime for athletics collaborating in aggressive race strolling and working a large number of marathons through the years.
In Look Where Youre Going Paddy Briggs uncovers the very human tale in the back of a person easiest identified for the Pickering Report, commissioned by way of the Blair executive. From interviews with family and friends in addition to conversations with Alan himself, he unearths a person whose mind and amiable nature allowed him to push his incapacity to 1 facet to be triumphant on his personal phrases.