Nick Riley, former Design Director, has been promoted to Board Director, Mark Williams to Regional Director and David Skelton to Technical Director.
As part of the management changes, Chairman James Kemp, who has played an instrumental lead role in managing the company for more than twenty years, steps down from the Board.
Nick joined WCEC in 2014 bringing with him a wealth of experience and contacts in the Student Living arena and has delivered on his mission to break WCEC into this sector. He has been instrumental in securing a range of high profile projects and new clients, as well as becoming a keynote speaker at industry sector conferences in London and Europe.
Nick has fulfilled a strategic role in leading the New Business team and activity. Also, he has worked closely with the Board to help shape the long-term future direction of the practice.
Mark Williams has been at WCEC Architects since 2007 having worked on a wide variety of retail, mixed use and residential projects from feasibility to implementation, which has also included secondments, working within Blue Chip client offices.
More recently Mark has led the company’s Leeds office, developing strong working relationships within the West Yorkshire property and business community and positioning the practice in a wide range of new development opportunities.
David Skelton, is an experienced and well-rounded architect with a wealth of experience across all sectors. He has successfully built up and maintained a number of long-standing repeat client relationships. David leads the company’s Quality and Environmental Management systems; ensuring ongoing certification to BSI ISO 9001 and 14001.
Chief Executive Ashley Turner, said: “It is an exciting time for WCEC and a genuine pleasure to recognise the contributions of these three crucial team members, by promoting them accordingly. Their dedication has helped WCEC build on its reputation for both technical and design excellence, within both existing and new sector markets.”
Praising the achievements of James Kemp, Ashley added: “His contributions, successes and unequivocal dedication have all been equally significant. Whilst enjoying more well-earned leisure time, he will remain a trusted, respected and visible part of the team at WCEC as he fulfils an ongoing consultancy support role for the foreseeable future.