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26 Jan 2023

SGP celebrates 2023 with quartet of internal promotions


SGP is delighted to announce a quartet of internal promotions, recognizing the skills and development of existing staff and boosting key areas within the practice. Sue Eyre has been promoted from Associate to Studio Director in Leeds; Shitel Nathu from Principal Architectural Illustrator to Associate and Fiona Romankiw and Liam Mottishaw from Architect to Principal Architect.

Sue Eyre

Sue joined SGP in 2021 with over 20 years’ experience as an architect, co-ordinating projects through RIBA stages 1- 6 with a wide range of clients, consultants and contractors. As Studio Director, her role will be to help oversee the day-to-day activities of the office, supporting existing clients as well as taking the lead in developing new business and projects in the transport, hospitality and leisure sector.

Alistair Branch, Partner: “Sue’s extensive experience of the transport, education, leisure and retail sectors is invaluable to the practice as is her ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships. With our strong growth in the Leeds office and in sectors such as transportation, where our portfolio of award-winning projects has grown impressively, we are delighted to expand our senior management team with Sue’s promotion.”

Shitel Nathu

Shitel joined SGP in 2004 having graduated from De Montfort University with a Degree in Three-Dimensional design and a Masters in Multi-media. Her role has developed over the years, delivering stunning, cost effective CGI/VR solutions for a variety of projects. She produced animation to merge the present and future of logistics design for SGP’s Shed of the Future Competition Proposal, 360 VR interactive tours for St Modwen developments and CGIs and animations for the futuristic Beds and Sheds Conceptual Design.

Richard Smyth, Partner: “Shitel’s promotion to Associate is in recognition of her achievements in the development of our digital visualisation capability. It is also a sign of how important it is for SGP to deliver engaging digital services and how much we value Shitel’s skills.”

Fiona Romankiw

Fiona joined SGP as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant and became a fully qualified Architect in October 2016. She has developed a wide range of experience in designing and delivering masterplans, as well as logistics, office and refurbishment projects. Fiona has taken on the principal designer role on various projects and is deputy of the practice’s health and safety group.

Marcus Madden-Smith, Partner: “Fiona has continued to work in the industrial sector completing projects, most recently at Panattoni Park, Aylesford. She has expanded her architectural capabilities to include the Principal Designer role, providing guidance and training to the business. Congratulations Fiona.”

Liam Mottishaw

Joining SGP in 2017 as an Architectural Assistant, Liam has extensive knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite and has developed his skills during his Postgraduate years at University and in professional practice. Liam has a particular interest in working with listed and historic buildings, and also with sustainable technology to improve architecture.

James Nicholls, Managing Partner: “Liam has become a Principal Architect having made a significant contribution to the design and delivery of several complex projects including NAMRC at Derby and the award-winning Leicester Synagogue. We would also like to thank Liam for his commitment and involvement in mentoring staff on projects and through their Part 3.”

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