Dr Steve Taylor
West Highland College UHI
t: +44 (0)1397 874217 / +44 (0)7551 036942
Available to talk to the media about
- 'Slow Adventure in Northern Territories' Interreg project
- 'Gastrocert' EU-funded project
Mountain Biking development
Steve, the Projects Manager at CRTR, has a background in environmental planning, tourism and sustainable travel. He worked for Aberdeenshire Council for five years developing transport policy/strategy, writing European funding applications and managing projects such as the Interreg IIIC ‘Concept’ sustainable transport project.
A move into the private sector, working as Principal Consultant for Capita Symonds in Cumbria, saw him developing further project management experience in the tourism and transport sectors. His role centred on the management of inter-disciplinary project teams, the development of tenders, the writing of applications for national and European funds, co-ordinating surveys, budget management and client liaison.
Seeking his next challenge, Steve left the UK to undertake a PhD in tourism in New Zealand, during which time he developed a comprehensive understanding of the tourism industry in New Zealand. Steve’s current projects consist of the day-to-day management of consultancy work, as well as personal research into adventure tourism and writing European- and nationally-funded tourism project applications, including to the EU Interreg, COSME and JPI programmes.