I left school and started an apprenticeship with R.E.A Downham, whilst attending Lancaster and Morecambe college.
Gained N.V.Q Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery. Then enrolled to do an extra year at college.
Gained N.V.Q Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery. Started work at Brown & Whittaker Ltd.
Gained N.V.Q Level 2 in Suspended Ceiling Insallation at Gateshead with Armstrong Industries.
Joined Mansell PLC working on their national contracts with several high street banks.
Promoted to Contract Supervisor working under the regional manger, liaising with sub contractors and signing off their work.
Rejoined Brown & Whittaker working on re-fits of bank branches and other commercial projects.
Gained a P.A.S.M.A card for the safe use of prefabricated tower scaffolds.
Set up Ben Steele Joinery and started to work for myself.