Ray began his working life as a clerk to a firm of chartered accountants and, many years later moved to Northampton's British Pepper and Spice to become financial director. He later set up his own accountancy practise and has considerable knowledge of income tax, corporation tax and all things accountancy.

Ray has been working with Teamwork Trust since 1992 and has assisted in guiding their financial growth since that time. Ray is responsible for the charity's finance portfolio.