Brian Fuller started his career as an apprentice engineering design draughtsman with Humphreys and Glasgow Ltd in London working on the mechanical design of chemical plant, during his apprenticeship he gained a Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. Following his apprenticeship he became a junior design engineer with Humphreys and Glasgow tasked with determining pipe sizes for water, oil, gas and air services in gas plant. With this experience he then moved to Fairey Aviation's Nuclear Energy Department working on fluid flow and heat transfer analysis of experimental reactors.
Deferred national service caused a career change and he joined the Royal Air Force as an education officer. Converting from national service to a general commission he completed 18 years RAF service during which he taught engineering topics to mechanics and fitters, cadets and engineering officers. Whilst in the RAF he gained a second HNC (Mathematics, Statistics and Computing) and an MSc in Aircraft Propulsion. As a propulsion specialist he taught the Aero Systems MSc course at Cranwell and the Senior Officers Air Warfare course.
On leaving the RAF a second career change saw him as the Technical Manager at G Cussons Ltd, a Manchester based engineering company that designed and manufactured test facilities and test equipment for automotive engines, road vehicles, gas turbine engine components and university level laboratory equipment. Highlights of this period included:-
- The first computer controlled lubrication oil test beds at Shell Thornton in 1979
- The design and construction of 32 Base Workshop Engine and Transmission Test Facility for MOD at Bicester in 1986
- The design and construction of the Multi Sector Combustion Facility at Rolls-Royce Derby for testing Trent engine combustion chambers
- A 12 engine test cell, vehicle test cell, fuels laboratory and associated workshops at LTMP, Puspiptek, Serpong, Indonesia
Brian Fuller became a self-employed engineering design consultant and launched Fuller Engineering Design in January 2002
Following 12 years of successful business a change of status was made in summer of 2014 to become registered as a private limited company Fuller Engineering Design Ltd.