Clive holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Surveying, awarded in 1982 by The City of Leicester Polytechnic (now known as De Montford University). He also qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor and was elected as a Professional Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1985. Clive has acted as an Expert Witness for Social Housing Landlords and Private Sector clients and in more recent years as a Single Joint Expert Witness.

He has worked in both public and private sectors for 35 years. From 1982-1985 he was an Assistant Building Surveyor employed by Cooke & Arkwright, Chartered Surveyors. From 1985-1989 Clive was a Building Surveyor employed by Ferrier & Company Chartered Building Surveyors, becoming a Partner in 1989 until 2005, when he became a Director of The Ferrier Partnership Limited. In 2014, The Ferrier Partnership Limited merged with Hart Thomas Limited to form Ferrier Hart Thomas Limited, a Chartered Building Surveying Company where Clive is a Director.