Steve has been using Frogmore as a venue for papermaking courses since 2014.

He originally qualified as a chemist and was responsible for global technical services for a leading zirconium chemicals company, and still does consultancy in that field. He obtained his PhD in Papermaking from UMIST in 1982 before becoming Technical/Quality manager for a cigarette paper manufacturer. After running a zirconium chemicals company in China for three years he returned to the UK in 2003 and set up his training company, PaperClassroom. He still enjoys teaching Level 2 and Level 3 papermaking, and in 2018 was awarded the contract to train all the UK’s papermaking apprentices.