A lifetime passion for horses and a love of beautiful handcrafted items caused Chris to change career from Head Concierge at prestigious Browns Hotel to saddler, harness maker and leather restoration. The QEST scholarship has enabled him to further his skills; the greatest benefit has been the introduction to, and exposure to, the masters of his chosen craft, where the subtle differences between good and great are truly learnt. Without QEST many doors to full understanding would not have been opened.
Since the scholarship Chris has received commissions for bespoke product, he has been awarded prizes and premium awards at the Society of Master Saddlers national competition, he also this year won the Tony Byrne (Harness) Memorial Trophy.
For the future, with an enquiring mind, he continues to learn the subtle nuances and techniques of his craft and to then apply them to his bespoke products.
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