Privet is good to work with because it responds so well to being pruned and is very forgiving. Even allowing for this the transformation in this tree in 2 years is quite remarkable.
It is a case of making the right selections at the right time, allowing the tree to grow well in between but then bringing the tree back under control.
The future image of this tree is becoming clearly visible and now it is up to us to help him get there! You are doing a great job Lee…..well done!