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Tim Manning





Tim Manning

12 Bath Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2HH    01373 465596 

Education & Qualifications

1966- 1972           Chase High School, Malvern, Worcestershire

1972-1974            Bromsgrove and Worcester Technical Colleges

                             Mechanical Engineering Technicians Cert. Pt 1

1982-1985            City of Bristol College of Printing

                             BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design
                             College Diploma In Graphic Design

1996-1997            City of Bristol College (Part Time)

                             Musical Instrument Making with Arthur Robb

2002-2004            Access to Music Bristol

                             Advanced Diploma -

                             Creating Music Through Technology

2005-2008            Bath Spa University

                             Degree - Creative Music Technology BA 2-1

2005-to 08      Bath Spa University. Degree - Creative Music Technology BA 2


1975-1980 Draftsman

Design and preparation of working drawings firstly for pressurized vessels and then for special purpose machines such as balers, shredders and industrial vacuum machines.

Knutsen and Co. Ltd. Malvern, Worcestershire

Winstanley & Co Ltd. Pershore, Worcestershire

!985-1987 Freelance Grafhic Designer

Firstly Sub Contract work for agencies: Whitehead, Fiddes and Mills and Baseline Creative, Bath. Leaper and Gard, Bristol, latterly my own clients including Frome Selwood Building Society and Colour Studios.

1987-1997 Production Manager

Colour Studios, Haydon Trading Estate, Radstock, Nr. Bath

Running the exhibition division I managed the general day-to-day business of the department, liaised with clients. Responsible for extremely high quality individual hand made work. Managed 3 full time members of staff and ad hoc extras.


Self employed part-time work for Pubs Etc. 
Unit 9, S B I Centre, Memorial Rd, Bristol, Avon BS15 3JY
Assisted in the manufacture and maintenance of bespoke bars and pubs, in particular the Slug & Lettuce, Front Page, Tup Inn and Larrick chains as well as Café Rouge.

2006- 2009

Somerset County Council

Part time Tutor of Music Technology and Film Making







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