Philip has been running the Small Video Company for 25 years.

At the end of February 2016, just after arriving back from a trade show in London, Philip had a mini stroke.

The stroke has had a massive affect on Philip’s life, changing his work practices. We even changed from a Limited company back to a sole trader calling it Small Video Productions.

“Mornings are the best for me as I get really tired late afternoons.” “My voice was affected with a small stammer which has disappeared.”

“In fact it’s almost gone except when I am in a stressful situation like being filmed for One Roving Cook.”

The stroke focussed me into realising how short life could actually be and that we are far from infallable.

Philip with his granddaughter Sophie

The reason behind One Roving Cook...

It was while walking his dogs that Philip discovered how unfortunate some people are when it comes to cooking food.

You don’t often see my late father in One Roving Cook as he was sadly blind by the time I had this idea but he was a very cosmopolitan Glasgow man when it came to food.

The unfortunate dog walker

A fellow dog walker told him that he not only cooks frozen sausages daily for himself and his dog but did not learn the skills of cooking as his mother died when he was a small child.

This got Philip on a mission, to help people who never got the same chances in life he got having a loving mother with a lot of patience, showing him how to cook. 

Learning from Willie Pike one of the most talented chefs in the West of Scotland.