Brian started his career at British Shipbuilders as an Apprentice Electrician before joining Newcastle City Council as an Energy Conservation Technician and subsequently moved in to Street Lighting initially as an Estimator Surveyor and then progressed to become a Street Lighting Engineer.
He spent over 25 years in street lighting dealing with all aspects of exterior lighting in Newcastle including various architectural lighting schemes including the Tyne Bridge, Chinese Arch, the Sir Bobby Robson Memorial Garden and the Lighting of the Olympic Rings which were mounted on to the side of the Tyne Bridge as part of London 2012 Summer Olympics.
He was involved in the procurement of the Newcastle & North Tyneside Street Lighting PFI Contract as a Technical Adviser for the two authorities.
At the initialisation of the PFI Contract in 2004 he was responsible as the Contract Monitoring Manager to oversee the delivery of the contract by the service provider including the 5 year asset replacement programme (52,000 columns) and the ongoing maintenance of all street lighting assets.
For the last year Brian has worked as a Consultant Engineer within Stainton Lighting Design delivering a range of exterior lighting services to a number of clients from both local government and the private sector.
Brian is an Associate member of the Institution of Lighting Professionals and regularly attends the regional meetings.