Having achieved a National Diploma in Technical Drawing, Tim completed a 4 year Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship at GEC-Alston Turbines Division where he trained in all aspects of machining and precision fitting. He went on to become a turbine engineer, specialising in Inspection and Non Destructive Testing (NDT), using ultrasonics, eddy current and magnetic particle inspection. Based in Australia he operated as a consultant, travelling internationally to conduct on-site inspections and reports.
In 2008 Tim joined the family business, which was something that he always wanted to do. Since then he has worked hands-on in all departments of VBE Restorations and has also developed an entirely new section of the business producing extremely high quality replacement parts.