National architect firm promotes new board members  

CPMG Architects has welcomed four new directors onto its board to support the firm’s next stage of growth following its management buy-out in 2011.

Hugh Avison, Paul Bodill, Anil Parmar and Chris White have been promoted to company directors and will provide strategic direction in dedicated areas of expertise as the business continues to expand.

The London and Nottingham-based firm now has eight board members and 75 members of staff. Alongside work within the established commercial, education, health, leisure, manufacturing, residential and interior design sectors, CPMG is also focussing on increasing its presence across the south.

David Glazebrook, managing director for CPMG Architects said:

“Six years ago, we completed a management buy-out and since then CPMG has further strengthened its position in the market.

“I’m confident the four new board members will bring additional expertise to support our long-term growth strategy and ensure the business continues to meet and exceed its targets.

“Hugh, Paul, Anil and Chris have worked at the firm for 60 years between them and have continuously helped the business to deliver fantastic projects alongside our team of talented architects, technologists and interior designers.”

Chris is the director in charge of the London office:

“This is great news for CPMG and underpins our approach to promoting from within. The fact we have made inroads into the London market is down to the hard work of all employees, some of whom now operate from our London base.

“This year has seen growth across the whole business, which reflects the high quality service provided and our ability to continually deliver outstanding designs to all clients.”

Dawn Briggs has also been promoted to the role of associate director from associate. She has been with the business for 10 years and was integral in the delivery of the Vijay Patel Building on behalf of De Montfort University.

Several other members of staff are now working as associates including Anna Amin, Aiden Bell, Ajay Chauhan, Martin Ford, Matt Greenhalgh, Steve Milan, Tom Rigley, Karen Slade, and Alex Walker.

CPMG Architects has designed several high-profile developments including HMS Belfast Visitor Centre, the new showroom fit-out for John Pye & Sons on Old Bond Street, offices and warehousing for Alcatel Lucent which is on site, and work will start later this year on a new 65-unit residential scheme in Croydon.