About Mervyn S Foster

Radio Amateur, Nordic Walking Instructor and Business Mentor

Mervyn Inst

My main activity now is Amateur (Ham) Radio and I have been a UK licensed operator since 1980, my Call Sign is G4KLE, I have also held call signs VS6KL (Hong Kong) and DA2MS (West Germany). I am Chairman of the Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society.

I am an INWA/British Nordic Walking Instructor, Huntingdonshire Businessman and Mentor, Public Speaker – other hobbies including Pyrography (Wood Burning Art) and Keeping fit.

My working and business career started in the Army in 1966 with the Royal Corps of Signals as a Senior Communications Manager, serving for a total of 24 years with 13 of those in Special Forces (including gaining parachute wings). Continuing my experience in the telecommunications, I joined Cambridgeshire Police as its Head of Communications & IT and finally into consultancy and project management as a Senior Consultant with an IT/Communications Consultancy Company based in Manchester.

I trained as a Complementary Therapist in 1997 and set up my own business as a Shiatsu Practitioner and Quantum Touch Healing Practitioner, some 20 and 17 years ago respectively; I worked from the St Ives Complementary Health Center for 4 years, but as well as being a busy practitioner I was also an Advanced Quantum Touch Healing Instructor and traveled the world teaching advanced healing techniques to others.

In 2009 I trained with British Nordic Walking as an INWA (International Nordic Walking Association) Nordic Walking Instructor. I discovered Nordic Walking whilst training for the 47 miles, Long Distance, Pathfinder March in 2009 (Completing the march 3 times in aid of Military charities). I offer Introductory and Continuation Nordic Walking classes in the Cambridgeshire area and I hold full Liability Insurance and am a trained First Aider.

I am passionate about helping businesses in our local area and have been the Chairman of the Huntingdonshire Business Network 3 times. We provide support, help and assistance to small to medium sized businesses in the local area. I have also been the Club President of Huntingdonshire Speakers Club (Toastmasters International) which I chartered in 2006 as well as Area Governor in 2006.

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