Tom was born in Prestwick and studied in Edinburgh, graduating in 1981 with an honours degree and a diploma in architecture. Prior to moving to Argyll in 1987 he worked in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Bristol. Work experience ranges through domestic, community, and commercial, as well as several years involvement with the conservation of mediaeval buildings in the south west of England.
Jo Leslie has over 35 years experience in the construction industry and this allows him to produce construction drawings incorporating that knowledge. Subsequent training in information technology enables Jo to progress the design drawings, with no loss of the original concept, into the construction information necessary for the building contractor.