George Findlay was born on 25 April in 1943 in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, United Kingdom.
Early education until age 15 was at Ardrossan Academy Ayrshire Scotland. From 1959 to 1962 I was educated at Kettering Grammar School where I received several Ordinary level GCSE certificates and four Advanced Levels in Physics Chemistry Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics I also gained a scholarship level in Pure Mathematics
From 1962 to 1965 I attended the Victoria University of Manchester where I received a second class degree in Engineering. Several years later I successfully competed an honours degree course in Law (LLB) at De Montford University in Leicester
All of my working life has been spent in the UK water industry with consulting engineers and water companies, primarily Severn Trent Water Ltd. on the design and construction of water-related. matters where I managed several design teams
I developed the award-winning Severn Trent RBC and Reed Bed process and liaised with Cranfield University on improving the mechanical integrity of RBCs. The process was unique in that it treated ALL flow to a crystal clear standard which was unheard of until that time. This was later to result in the award of a visiting chair from the university. I was invited to head up the RBC section for an international supplier of sewage treatment plant. Our RBCs were warranted defects free for a minimum of 20 years and that has been achieved