Magners GB, Leicester Square ‘One of the things that we were very keen to do was to create an entirely new business that wasn’t perceived by our employees, our customers or our other stake-holders as a bigger, better Magners or a bigger, better Gaymers,’ Magners MD Gordon Johncox told us. ‘We wanted to create something that was fundamentally different.’ AND NOW Magners, part of the C&C Group plc Consolidate their manufacturing to Clonmel, Tipperary.
Fred Anson ‘Looking good is important but I think architects still give to much emphasis to aesthetics. You can do all the grand designs you like but if you don’t know how it’s going to happen, the onus is on the contractors. It’s why the design and build sector’s grown. If a contractor says it can’t work, then it can’t work.’ AND NOW Fred Anson is Senior Project Manager at Structuretone.
Client communication ‘As designers, we all know that listening is at the top of the ‘must do’ list,’ BDG Joint Managing Director Phil Hutchinson told us. ‘However, this is wasted if we are not able to play the back to our clients in a common language that we can all understand.’ AND NOW Coming up to 30 years at BDG, Phil is now Director of Strategy.