Steve joined the Royal Navy at 16, spending 14 years in the catering branch. When he left in 1990 he and his wife bought and ran a B&B on Weymouth seafront. They ran the B&B for 17 years, along with a garden design, maintenance and construction business for 12 years. After selling the B&B Steve renovated an early 19th century cottage and has joined the Academy with a view to working in the marine industry after finishing the course. Steve’s hobbies include gardening, windsurfing, DIY, swimming and hill walking.