Based in Somerset, Stephen is a self employed tailor. The scholarship from QEST enabled him take up the place offered by the Savile Row Academy, London on their unique training programme in hand craft bespoke tailoring. Since successfully completing this, Stephen has established good working relations with two Savile Row companies. One of these he already provides regular tailoring for, while work for another is about to commence.
The skills of traditional Savile Row tailoring are extremely difficult, if not impossible to acquire outside of that community. Travelling from outside of London for the duration, the QEST scholarship directly provided both belief in and finance for Stephen to complete his training, then develop the confidence and ability to work in Savile Row.