Shortly after qualifying as an Environmental Health Officer, Steve moved to the Welsh Marches area working with Leominster DC,
where he was subsequently appointed as Principal EHO prior to obtaining the post of Head of Environment & Community Services with South Shropshire.
He worked for South Shropshire DC for some 19 years.
His position with South Shropshire District Council gave him wide responsibility for Public Health including food safety, health & safety,
infectious disease control, waste collection, housing, licensing and pollution control services.
His time has also been taken up with working at County, Sub-Regional and Regional level partnerships and he has held the Chair of Shropshire Chief
Environmental Health Officers Group, Shropshire Housing Officers Group, the Shropshire Supporting People Core Strategy Group and the West Midlands Rural Housing Network.
Steve led the work associated with bringing together the five District and Borough Councils and Shropshire County Council to form Shropshire Council from 1st April 2009.
He retired from Shropshire Council, where he was Group Manager in charge of Planning, Built and Natural Environment, Highways, Waste Services and Transportation, in May 2012.