After completing his studies at Birmingham Colan spent 2 years with Viner Associates in Leamington Spa. Here he worked on a number of educational projects, including new build and extensions. The following 2 years were spent at Design Works based in Warwick where he worked on a number of large commercial projects carried out under both traditional and D&B Contracts. Since joining PDG in 2000 his work has varied across the work sectors but predominantly residential, commercial and industrial. Colan was introduced as a Partner in 2003.