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Director Steve Dale Announces Retirement from S I Sealy & Associates

We are celebrating an end of an era for our Director Steve Dale, as he announces that he will retire on 4th February after 35 years at S I Sealy.

During those 35 years, Steve has worked across all sectors and with hundreds of clients, including acting as Framework Director for Manchester City Council, for whom we undertook 700 projects; Project Director for the restoration of the Grade II listed The Grand Hotel Brighton after the Tory Party Conference IRA bombing in 1984; and as Project Director of the Co-operative Group’s £120million new Headquarters in Manchester, which on completion received the highest BREEAM rating in Europe.  In addition, Steve has given his time very generously to a number of pro-bono projects, including the restoration of the iconic Grade II listed Victoria Baths.

Before joining S I Sealy Steve was the Electrical Site Engineer for the GMEX Arena in Manchester.  Steve has recently worked again at the Arena, providing technical advice for the electrical installation for the Nightingale Hospital. As well as overseeing all electrical engineering projects, Steve works closely with his co-Directors, David Stafford and Daniel Madden to ensure the continual development and growth of the Practice.

David Stafford commented: “Steve will be missed, but we wish him well in his retirement.  As with all of Steve’s endeavours, he has prepared the team well – in this case, to manage without him.  Daniel and I will continue to drive the business forward, with plans to grow all areas of the Practice, including advising clients on how they can move towards net zero carbon buildings.”

Steve commented: “Having started work at 18 as an Electrical Apprentice, I feel ready to retire from work to concentrate on my hobbies, in particular motorcycling and cycling. I will miss the great team at S I Sealy and our clients.”

We want to thank Steve for his continued leadership, hard work and dedication to the Practice and the team during his 35 years with S I Sealy. We wish Steve all the best in his new well-earned adventure into life after work.