Latest News | 7 July 2021

Planning consultancy announces new directors as founder steps down

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Planning & Design Practice has added two new directors to its board – and announced that its founder and managing director is stepping down.

Specialist conservation architect Lindsay Cruddas and chartered town planner Michael Bamford join Richard Pigott and Jon Millhouse as directors of the Derby-based team of town planning consultants, architects, and heritage specialists.

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 hundreds of projects since the company was founded in 2002.

Jonathan Jenkin

As managing director, he has been responsible for the company’s overall operation on a day-to-day basis, working together with directors Richard and Jon on developing, implementing and informing the strategic vision for the business.

Richard 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 company as his vast experience and contacts will continue to be important for the business.”

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