The architecture firm has appointed Ben Robinson as associate and Jenny Bosworth as marketing manager, the first of several planned hires to support the company’s growth following a management buyout last month.
Robinson joins from architecture studio PRP, where he was project architect then associate for the past eight years. During his time at PRP, he gained expertise in designing and delivering residential and community projects, including health and wellbeing community centre Limelight in Old Trafford, which provides extra care living with a primary care facility and a range of social enterprise services.
Bosworth joins from 5plus Architects, where she was marketing manager for almost four years. She oversaw a number of successful bids for the practice, including the Salford Crescent and University of Salford masterplans, and also secured places on national frameworks for 5plus’ clients including the BBC and University of Leeds.
Prior to joining 5plus, Bosworth held business development roles at housebuilders Barratt Developments and Lovell, working on a range of accommodation and regeneration bids.
Last month, AEW completed a management buyout led by managing director Andy Rainford and director Colin Savage. The deal was the second MBO in a decade for the Manchester-based practice – the first of which completed in 2011.
Rainford said: “We’re delighted to have Ben and Jenny join us at what is an exciting time for the company. With the ongoing evolution of the practice, we will be focusing on building on our current strengths and deepening our service and sector offering.
“These appointments will help us to develop our accommodation, later living and care portfolio through targeted bidding and successful design and delivery, as well as reinforcing our marketing presence.”
Robinson and Bosworth’s appointments follow the recent recruitment of two architectural technicians for AEW, Brandon Bardsley and Martyn Mounter, and the return of three Part II architectural assistants – Kate Silvester, Emily Fettes and Matt Charnley – following placements as Part 1 architectural assistants with the practice.
“We believe their success and decision to return to AEW is testament to the quality of our graduate development programme, which provides coaching, mentoring and continued learning as part of our student pledge. We look forward to supporting the achievement of their professional chartership status,” said AEW director Colin Savage.