I am a freeman of the City of London, International Author, College Lecturer and Associate Member of the Cruise Lecturers Association
For over thirty years I worked in the plastering industry as a practicing plasterer, restoring decorative plasterwork
For the last twelve years I have worked in further education giving lectures and passing on my knowledge and skills to students wishing to work in this field.
It was while lecturing that I noticed that there was a lack of recent publications on decorative plasterwork that the students of today could relate to, so it was whilst recovering from an accident that I wrote my first book titled Columns Cornices and Curves, due to the success of this book I wrote two more books tilted
Plasterwork Decorative Moulding; Plastering Basic Skills. All of my book sell around the world in English speaking countries.
It was due to my work in education that in 2010 I was given the freedom of the city of London.
About my talks...
My lectures are delivered via power point and are both enjoyable and educational with the use of media to enrich the presentations.
I am based in Burnley, Lancashire and my fees range from £50 (less than 1 hour each way driving) up to £100 (5 hours each way driving) to the venue from my home in Burnley Lancashire (BB11).
If driving time is more than 5 hours each way, fees increase to between £101 and £150.
Travel is charged at 40p pm if over 10 miles from home.
Distances requiring more than 3 hours driving each way may incur a night stop using a travel-lodge or similar. Area covered – anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales.