Derby architectural consultancy drives ambitious growth plans forward

EKV Design, the Derby-based architecturally led multi-disciplinary consultancy, is driving its ambitious expansion plans forward through two significant appointments and a number of strategic promotions.

Chris Holt has been appointed as the consultancy’s first business development manager and will be driving its bold 2020 growth target to become a £1million turnover business by expanding into the West Midlands and supporting clients in South Yorkshire through its recently opened Sheffield office.

Jon Naden, managing director of EKV Design, said: “Chris has over 30 years’ experience in management which includes expertise in networking and financial control. His knowledge will be invaluable in pushing our Sheffield office forward and supporting our ambitious plans for significant growth by 2020, as well as providing the highest level of service possible to clients.”

Jay Hawkins, a senior architectural technologist, has also been brought on board to expand the expertise available to clients in addition to supporting the consultancy through its expected growth.

Similarly, the company’s technical ability and knowledge continues to strengthen through the promotion of Andy Poole to senior architectural technologist and interior designer, Joe Gregson to senior building and party wall surveyor, and Jade Henshaw to senior architectural technologist.

Jon added: “After winning the RICS East Midlands 2018 award for best regeneration project for Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, it was a good time to further invest in our team. This is essential to meet our bold targets and to further develop our reputation as a practice with strengths in architecture in addition to multiple disciplines such as building surveying.”