His professional journey began at the London College of Furniture, now the London Metropolitan University, where he graduated with a commendation in his Higher Diploma in Furniture Restoration and Conservation in 1985.
After graduation Malcolm gained four years experience in London workshops restoring furniture from a variety of sources including the Victoria and Albert Museum, furniture collectors and the Freud Museum London.
He then moved to Sydney, Australia where he established a furniture conservation and restoration company, which became a leading exponent in its field.
In Sydney Malcolm gained valuable knowledge and experience of rare and valuable antique furniture from the UK, continental Europe and Asia, as well as Australasia. His experience encompasses the conservation of furniture from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, from early oak to twentieth century modern.
Now based in Northern Ireland, Malcolm has continued his reputation for attention to detail and high quality of work.
He maintains furniture in the collections of historic houses and country estates including the Greyabbey Estate, Killyleagh Castle, Ballywalter Park, Castle Leslie and the Annesley Estate.
In Ireland Malcolm has gained an extensive knowledge of Irish Georgian furniture and the problems often encountered with it. He has been entrusted with the conservation and restoration of many important and rare pieces of Irish furniture from highly regarded workshops such as William Moore, George Gillington and Mack Williams and Gibton.