Ian is a Member of The Magic Circle with Gold Star. He has received The Magic Circle Comedy Magic Award and has also won the British Champion of Comedy Magic. He has written three books for the general public on magic and also two specialist books for the magic profession: this includes his highly acclaimed Stand-Up: A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic.

Ian cut his teeth working in the tough world of the comedy clubs, working alongside comedians such as Lee Evans, Frank Skinner, Harry Hill, Jo Brand and Graham Norton. The fact that he was able to hold his own with these brilliant comedians, whilst presenting his own brand of comedy magic, is a tribute to his skills of interacting with audiences.

He now regularly performs his after dinner show at conferences, corporate events and private parties.

Ian has appeared several times on television, including on New Faces (the precursor to Britain's Got Talent), The Big Stage with Bradley Walsh and the six part Magic & Mystery Show. He has written and presented a documentary on Radio 4 about mind-readers.