Leaving school at the tender age of 16, Scott made his first career move studying hotel
management at Northumberland College.
After qualifying, Scott decided to retrain as a chef and went on to work in some of the
best restaurants in the North East, as well as working for the world-renowned Marriott
Always a forward thinker, Scott was soon moving on from a senior position within
Marriot Hotels to open his very own award-winning catering business. It was during this
time that Scott was proud to win first place at the 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 with a
presence on high streets up and down the country.
Scott spent over 10 years at Grainger Games, eventually working his way up to
Operations Director and being responsible for multiple high street retail outlets, but
his true passion had always lay in the motor trade. He realised a dream, and was soon to
follow in his father’s footsteps by moving into the motor trade and growing another
business from scratch.
Initially with a small investment and selling cars from his home, in 2010 Redgate Lodge
was born. The first of many big changes came in 2011 when Scott moved Redgate into its
first premises in Bedlington. The business grew so much that in late 2013 Redgate Lodge
moved to ex main dealer site at Shiremoor where we are currently situated. 2015 saw the
freehold purchase of the site, which ensures Redgate Lodge have a stable base to grow
from and will be around for many years to come.
Away from the business, you may often see Scott in the gym or cycling the local routes
on a Sunday on his hybrid bicycle. Having a great love of food from his early days as a
chef, Scott is still a massive fan of fine dining when he does eventually take a
well-deserved break away from Redgate Lodge.