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Howarth Litchfield announces dual appointment

ByDave Stopher

Aug 7, 2018

Award-winning architectural practice, Howarth Litchfield, has announced it has recently welcomed two new arrivals to its highly experienced team.

Adding further depth to its existing in-house resource, interior designer, Julie Cairns has joined as an associate and Nicola Chapman has taken up the newly created role of business manager.

Julie, who has 25-years’ experience, has worked on projects across the UK as well as overseas, and is well regarded for her ability and flair, working on behalf of clients to create stylish interiors and innovative, comfortable places to live, work and socialise.

Thanks to the extent of her experience, gained from working for brand leaders such as the easy-in-easy-out office accommodation provider, Regus and hotel operator, Holiday Inn, Julie has acquired a broader knowledge and wider skills set than most interior designers, including project management, undertaking workplace analysis and creating space strategies all of which adds a further dimension to the range of services offered to Howarth Litchfield’s growing client base.

Nicola Chapman also brings with her a wealth of experience in business development co-ordination, including valuable bid preparation skills, gained from her 21-years with a national contractor.  Furthermore, having spent time working within civil engineering, she also possesses experience and knowledge of the  wider aspects of construction.

Working in a dual role, Nicola has also taken up the mantle of studio manager.  Speaking about the new opportunity she has been given with Howarth Litchfield. She said:

“Before taking up my new position I had heard great things about the practice and I was delighted to be given the opportunity to join a growing business, with such a great track record and reputation as Howarth Litchfield.  I believe my extensive experience and well-rounded knowledge of many aspects within design and construction will allow me to support the business as it continues to enjoy new opportunities in the region and further afield.”

Speaking about Howarth Litchfield’s ongoing success and growth, managing director Jonathan Yates added:

“I am delighted to welcome both Julie and Nicola to these recently created key positions. I have every confidence that their joint experience and knowledge will bring a slightly new dimension to the team adding further strength and depth to our in-house resource at a time when we are being presented with many opportunities to win work with both new and existing clients.”

On the back of recently securing a place on Pagabo, the National Framework Agreement for Professional Services in Construction and Premises, to provide architectural and building surveying services across UK, Howarth Litchfield is expected to announce further framework appointments in the coming weeks.