Mark began to work as a professional chef in 1991 working throughout the country, including the city of lights of London working with renowned chefs such as Gary Rhodes. He later worked in two Rosette Country House Hotels across North Wales.
In 2006, Mark joined the Hospitality team at Yale College as a professional chef, giving demonstrations and guest talks to learners before moving from industry into a full-time lecturing position in Further Education.
With over 16 years in education, Mark has been challenged with a variety of roles and responsibilities including the Director of Faculty undertaking the running of the cross-college commercial activities over six campuses. Mark joined South Cheshire College in 2014 as a Director of Faculty. His role and responsibilities include the leadership and management of the Faculty and to embed the college’s mission and values to staff and learners. His Faculty area includes Construction and Engineering, Hospitality and Catering, Hair and Beauty, Travel, Sport, ESOL, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Access to Higher Education and Public Services and the embedding of the new T Level qualifications. Mark is proud to have moved Hospitality and the colleges Starting point Nursery to Grade 1 areas.
Mark’s vision as an Assistant Principal is to be a sector leading Beacon College in education for England and Wales, ensuring that curriculum is innovative and meets the current and evolving skills needs of industry. Equipping learners and local employer stakeholders with the skills needed to remain at the forefront of industry.