Leaving school aged 16 with only 1 GCSE grade C (and that was in woodwork) Scott made his first career move studying hotel management at Northumberland College
After qualifying in Hotel Management Scott decided to retrained as a chef and has worked at some of the best restaurants in the North East, as well as working for the Marriott Hotel Group.
Always a forward thinker, Scott was soon moving on from the Marriott and Hotel Catering to opened his own award winning catering business. In 90s Scott won Tyneside Entrepreneur and Business of the year awards.
After 6 successful years trading Scott moved on again and was instrumental in the growth of well-known North East retail outlet Grainger Games, progressing it from a small local business to an award winning, industry leading retail company.
Scott spent over 10 years at Grainger Games but his real love had always been the motor trade and he was soon to follow in his father’s footsteps by moving into the motor trade full time.
Initially with a £15,000 investment and selling cars from his home in 2010, Redgate Lodge was born. The first step up came in 2011 when Scott took over the first unit in Bedlington. The business grew so much that in late 2013 Scott moved to ex main dealer site at Shiremoor where we are currently situated. 2015 saw the freehold purchase of the site at Shiremoor, which ensures Redgate Lodge will be around for years to come.
Away from the business (which isn’t very often), workaholic Scott has no interest in football or any other sport for that matter but you may often find him in the gym (more accurately the bubbles) or cycling the local routes on a Sunday, on his hybrid bicycle.
A love of food from his early days as a chef and hotel management, Scott is still a massive fan of fine dining and 5* hotels, when he does eventually take a well-deserved break away from The Lodge.