When it comes to having an eye for spotting a cracking piece of land, Sean is in a class of his own. He trained as a Land Surveyor and has a Valuation Surveying degree.

He joined his family business 25 years ago after gaining experience working for some of the big boys in the building trade.

He travelled extensively in his younger days and spent 12 months working in Australia and the United States. He says the secret of staying on top of his game is exercise. The 49-year-old runs five times a week and has done two marathons and numerous half-marathons, he also plays golf and enjoys watching rugby and cricket. He’s a big supporter of Leigh Rugby League Football Club. Sport aside his other loves are music (especially The Beatles) and good food and wine.

​It’s not surprising given his Irish heritage that his favourite words are `having the craic’.

He is certainly having the craic this year to celebrate his 50th birthday.  He has got several events planned but the most exciting (and demanding) one  is climbing Kilimanjaro for charity in July.  Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania,  is the highest free standing mountain in the world and the summit is an impressive 5895 m above sea level.

Sean is climbing it with three friends for Reuben’s Retreat, a charity set up in memory of Reuben Michael Graham who died at 23 months.  The retreat is for families in the North West who have lost a child or  whose child has a life-threatening illness.

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