Admitted: 5 Feb 2018
Forty-five-year-old Stuart served a joinery apprenticeship with his father’s construction company and attended Durham’s New College. There he took an advanced craft joinery course before undertaking study that led to a Higher National Diploma in construction/building studies that qualified him as a surveyor.
For the last 15 years he has worked for Sunderland Home Improvement Agency, operating within the city’s boundary. As service manager for property and contracting he leads a team of surveyors who help disabled or vulnerable people obtain grants to maintain, repair or adapt their own homes.