Spencer's interest in historic buildings was fired from an early age. His father had studied as an architect before switching to journalism. This combination together with the artistic influence of his mother, seemingly created a natural pathway into the sector.
He now combines all of these inherited skills daily.
Having originally studied at Art College in the early 90's, Spencer was given an opportunity to work under the direction of his then partner on a number of building restoration projects. Exhibiting a natural flair and sensitivity to works, his interest grew and his abilities were recognised by his employers. Having decided on this as a proposed career path, he retrained via a part time MSc in Historic Building Conservation at Bournemouth University. He continued to work in a self employed capacity for a variety of the countries leading conservation companies before taking full time employment with one of them developing to role of Director. Over the last 30 or so years he has worked through a variety of
roles within the sector from hands on conservator, through Site and Project Management to now Consultant. He has in this time, set up workshops, run large teams of conservators on multiple projects and been responsible for delivering some of the countries highest profile projects. He is proud to say he remains as passionate now about his work today,
as he did when he first entered the industry.
Spencer understands the key to success is to
provide a service which is above all reliable.
He approaches all projects with integrity and an open mind, believing each should be judged on its own merits. His technical knowledge supports a developed ethic which influences his personal philosophy of repair. He has a passion for knowledge and continues to believe that 'every day is a
school day' which pushes him forward.
He is a devoted family man, supported by his wife and two young daughters.