Employee-owned

In September 2016, the total shareholding of Bennetts Associates was transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust, a significant landmark in the development of the practice. This move aimed to safeguard the future of the practice by consolidating the values and attitudes that had informed its development over the 30 years since its inception. The move to Employee Ownership ensures that the fundamental ethos of the practice is protected for future generations, and that the company will continue to be run in the best interests of its employees.

Everyone     Founders     Directors     Associate Directors     Associates

Rab Bennetts
Founder

Denise Bennetts
Founder

Simon Erridge
Director

Peter Fisher
Director

Julian Lipscombe
Director

Alasdair Gordon
Project Director

Edward Marchand
Associate Director - Europe

James Nelmes
Director

Gavin Pike
Associate Director

Matthew Evans
Associate Director

James Allison
Associate Director

Hannah Armitage
Associate

Rob Bearyman
Associate Director

Alison Darvill
Associate Director

Daniel Kew
Associate Director

Stefano Longhi
Associate

Adrian Lonsdale
Associate Director

Francois Mertens
Associate

Alan Crane
Consultant

Oliver Boaler
Architect

Alastair Bogle
Associate

Jade Chau
Associate

Kieran Conway
Associate

Yuan Ying Conway
Office Manager - Manchester

Matthew Curtis
Associate

David Dawson
Architect

Joanne Dunwell
Associate

Jennifer Ford
Head of HR

Sam Gills
Architect

Laura Gil Santana
Associate

Ben Hopkins
Associate

Robyn Davis
Architectural Assistant

Nick Humphreys
Associate

Tomas Kangro
Associate

Matthew Skelding
Architectural Assistant

Katarzyna Lewandowska
Architect

Chun Tan
Architectural Assistant

Daniel Poku-Davies
Architectural Assistant

Sally Mackay
Associate

Emily Petty
Architectural Assistant

Samir Masad
Architectural Assistant

Chris Pate
Architectural Assistant

Adam McFall
Architect

Rebecca Acheampong
Architectural Assistant

Helen Galletti
Architect

Georgia Hillier
Architectural Assistant

Florence Murphy
Bid Manager

Natasha Parsons
Office Coordinator

Olivia Sidey
Architectural Assistant

Karla Duncan
Architectural Assistant

Katie Coventry
Receptionist and Project Admin

Tom Donoghue
Architectural Assistant

Rachel Clubb
Architectural Assistant

Eleanor Derbyshire
Architectural Assistant

Nikolay Shahpazov
Architect

Bailey Rawson-Spink
Architectural Assistant

Emilia Golebiewska
Architect

Thomas Russell
Associate

Mateusz Flakus
Architectural Assistant

Rebecca Sheead
Project Assistant

Elgan Davies
Architect

Andrea Bacchi Mellini
Architect

Nicholas Ramsey
Architectural Assistant

Claire Sharp
Office Manager - Edinburgh

Marius Dragan
Architect

Phil Hawkins
Architectural Assistant

Paula Madden
Architect

Lara Rann
Architectural Assistant

Jonathan Spratt
Associate

Sylvia Aehle
Architect

Laura Steel
Project Admin Manager

Alexia Philippou
Architect

Klara Svoboda
Architect

Paul Leask
IT Manager

Iain Tinsdale
Associate

Iain Wilson
Associate

Joe Yates
Associate

Natasha Kwok
Marketing Manager

George
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B Corp

The B in B Corp stands for benefit, and refers to businesses that benefit the community, the workers and the environment. 

Since February 2022, we achieved B Corp® certification, becoming the highest scoring UK architectural practice and joining the global network of companies committed to the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

What is a B Corp?

Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. Unlike other certifications for businesses, B Lab is unique in our ability to measure a company’s entire social and environmental impact.

How did we do it?

To gain B Corp certification, the 'B Impact Assessment’ tool is used to evaluate how a company’s business model impacts five categories: workers, community, environment, customers and governance. B Corp Certification not only evaluates a product or service, but also the material positive impact of the company behind it. 

Why did we do it?

Through research, we found that B Corporation aligned with our agenda and what we were looking to achieve. We realised that being a B Corp could help us develop a framework for continued improvement - to help us not just sit back and congratulate ourselves, but to encourage us to continue to drive to influence things for the better.

How did we do?


The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is 50.9. To achieve B Corp certification, the company must score at least 80 points, Bennetts Associates achieved a score of 121.5 which is exceptional and the highest of any architectural practice in the UK.

View our profile in the B Corp directory.

There are now over 4,700 B Corps with 670 in the UK and we're delighted to join the growing community particularly in the Built Environment sector. If you're interested in knowing more of our journey. Get in touch!