Derbyshire-based Planning & Design Practice Ltd is welcoming two new additions to its Board of Directors.
With effect from July 1, 2021, Specialist Conservation Architect Lindsay Cruddas and Chartered Town Planner Michael Bamford join Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Chartered Town Planners Richard Pigott, and Jon Millhouse as Directors of the Derby based team of town planning consultants, architects and heritage specialists.
Lindsay said: “After leading the Architectural Team for over 6 years I’m delighted to be appointed as a Director. The change in the company reinforces our practice core values that Planning and Architecture go hand in hand to make spaces better for the people who live in and use them. We are all excited to assist our clients in developing new and exciting projects.”
Michael added: “I am excited to be a part of the next chapter in the future of Planning & Design. We have seen considerable growth over the past 2 years within the Yorkshire region as well as across the country and I look forward to working with the team to continue to deliver projects we are proud of.”
The news coincides with the announcement that Planning & Design’s Founder Jonathan Jenkin is stepping down as Managing Director to work part time in a consultancy role.
Jonathan said: “In order to strike a better work/life balance I am stepping back to work part time. The new Directors are talented and ambitious, they will bring fresh drive and capability to the company and this change represents an important milestone.
“I wish the new board every success and as they represent all aspects of the company’s business, I am confident that the company has a bright future as leaders in architecture and town planning. This is certainly not a goodbye from me, and I look forward to my new role as Chairman of the Board, and the opportunities it presents to strengthen relationships with our key clients as well as develop new ones.”
A chartered town planning consultant and building designer, Jonathan has developed the company, established its core values and delivered many hundreds of projects since the company was founded in 2002.
As Managing Director of Planning & Design, Jonathan has been responsible for the company’s overall operation on a day-to-day basis, working together with existing Directors Richard Pigott and Jon Millhouse on developing, implementing, and informing the strategic vision for the business.
Speaking on behalf of the current Directors, Richard Pigott said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael and Lindsay as Directors, having worked with them both for a number of years. They will bring fresh energy and different perspectives to the company as we strive to achieve our strategic objectives.
“After 10 years of working with and learning from Jonathan we are also delighted he will remain an integral part of the business as his vast experience and contacts will continue to be important for the business.”