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SGP consolidates West Midlands offer with new Partner

15th December 2020

Stephen George + Partners LLP (SGP) is delighted to announce that Richard Smyth has been promoted to Partner, effective from 1st January 2021. Richard has been Studio Director at the AJ100 practice’s Solihull office since 2014 and will continue to focus on long-standing clients as well as developing SGP’s West Midlands offer.

Says Richard: “I am delighted to become a Partner at SGP. My primary focus will continue to be on maintaining a long-standing client relationship. I am looking forward to developing our staff and leading growth for SGP across the West Midlands. I have been – and will continue to be – a champion for challenging our design ambitions as well as expanding the design processes used to deliver high standards.”

In 2014, Richard returned to SGP following 10 years project leading multi-disciplinary design teams on developments specialising in complex industrial facility design, manufacturing and infrastructure.

Continues Richard: “The Partnership would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of my colleagues, particularly the mentoring and guidance from the existing Partners.”

Concludes James Nicholls, Managing Partner at SGP: “Richard’s promotion is very well-deserved and will not only strengthen our West Midlands offices, both at Solihull and Birmingham, but also add a passionate new voice to our senior management team. His appointment will allow SGP to strengthen our front end and delivery team capability. We look forward to seeing Richard maintaining existing relationships and developing new ones in the years to come.”