In the mid-seventies, I joined Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Greater Manchester, Quantity Surveying Department as a Capital and Revenue Estimator Surveyor, and over a period of years progressed into the ' Project Quantity Surveyor. I completed my time with Stockport MBC as the 'Chief Building Surveyor' within the Housing and Environmental Health Division.
For a short period of time, I was employed by a small, private residential development company, as their Chief Development Surveyor, although I had contact with the company, over a longer period as their Consultant Surveyor.
At the end of the 1980s I joined Manchester College of Arts and Technology, as a Senior Lecturer in Quantity and Building Surveying. My role was to deliver lectures for students who were taking the three tiers of RICS/IQS external exams, the HNC in Building Studies and our BSc (Hons) Part -Time Quantity Surveying degree (awarded through Salford University)
In the early nineties, I was part of the academic team who developed and launched a part time honours degree in Surveying ( Building , Quantity and Valuation Surveying) in conjunction with the University College of Salford
My other roles within the Manchester College of Arts and Technology was Head of the Built Environment Department, Programme Co-ordinator for the full time GNVQ, the work based NVQ, and our part time Higher National Certificate in Building.
In 2007, I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying and over the first two years held the position of Quantity Surveying Course Leader.