Ian started his career in 1956 with a 5 year joinery apprenticeship at Rosyth dockyard. Moving south in 1963 Ian joined Brook Marine in Lowestoft where he worked for 25 years as a joiner and veneer chargehand. He then spent 3 years with Boulton & Paul and a further 3 years overseeing furniture making at Norfolk Manor.
Ian has taught joinery at IBTC since 1996 and really is one of the best. Affectionately referred to by the students as Yoda it is a pleasure to be taught by him.