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BE Design reveals secrets to success for five year anniversary

FIVE years ago, BE Design was founded by three directors with more than 60 years of combined experience and a passion to offer truly multi-disciplinary expertise and design excellence within the built environment.

In that time Anna Tsartsari, Simon Powell and Stephen Oakden have grown a team of 30 architects, civil and structural engineers delivering high-quality projects across key sectors.

The multi-award-winning practice - which operates across the UK, Europe and internationally - celebrated its five-year milestone with an exclusive event in London attended by staff, clients, contractors and suppliers where the secrets of its success was revealed.

Simon Powell, director at BE Design said:

“At BE Design we are passionate about our industry and have developed five ingredients which have been key to our success.  We focus on our people, our clients, our values, our technological infrastructure and on working hard.

“It’s this simple approach that has helped us to develop a strong portfolio of work across our key sectors.  Our clients tell us they value the in-house expertise we have across architectural, civil and structural disciplines.  Because the BE Design family work in project and client centric teams in a single office, we can be more responsive to our clients’ needs.  Our aim is always to be exceptional, exciting our clients so that they are delighted and inspired with our service.”

Now with an impressive portfolio featuring Rushden Lakes retail development in Northamptonshire, Olympic Park regeneration and the Bear Grylls Adventure theme park at NEC in Birmingham – to name only a few - the practice plans to more than double the size of its team in three years and help more clients achieve their built environment aspirations.

Stephen Oakden director at BE Design said the hard work and commitment of the team at BE Design was testament to what had been achieved in such a short space of time.

“We’re proud to orchestrate projects on behalf of clients to help them achieve their goals.  I want to thank everyone who has supported BE Design in reaching this important milestone, our people, our suppliers and our clients,” he said.

“Our transparent approach harnesses trust with clients and, as a result, we are now working with the same clients on new projects.  It’s a very exciting time for the practice as we’re delivering more projects further afield in Germany, Spain and Italy, together with delivering more large-scale projects across the UK.  We very much look forward to growing our family of experts in line with our portfolio of work.”

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