Woods Hardwick Limited can announce it has become an employee-owned business in June 2022 as part of its long term succession strategy.Woods Hardwick have been a leading multi-disciplinary built environment practice for nearly 60 years and have moved over to a 100% Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).
Last Friday saw the third Woods Hardwick Football tournament at AFC Kempston Rovers’ ground. With the last tournament taking place in 2019, it’s been a long time coming!The evening started in entertaining fashion with a 3-0 victory to team DevCon, despite the great efforts from renowned shot-stopper, Calum Wilson for TechCommIT Utd (a mix of our Technical and Commercial Architecture departments).
Daniel is a Graduate Civil Engineer in our Birmingham office. After joining Woods Hardwick in September 2021, he reflects on his time with the company so far, and how the varied work across multiple sectors and regions, is keeping him busy - and inspired!
Paul Wright joined Woods Hardwick as an Associate in our Residential Architecture team in August 2021.A RIBA Chartered Architect with experience working both in practice and for a residential developer, Paul shares more about his role and why a career in architecture is so rewarding.
Elena is a Graduate Civil Engineer in our Birmingham office. She joined Woods Hardwick in September 2021, and is already supporting many clients.She shares her thoughts on how we can encourage more women into the sector as well as her career journey to date -jumping (or flying!) from aerospace manufacturing to civil engineering. And we also find out how she has encouraged a love of all things aquatic in the Birmingham office!
There was a rather spooky spectacle in our Bedford office to celebrate Halloween.Our ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween lunch brought out some amazing tricks, treats and costumes! We were also raising money for the Prebend Street Day Centre, a charity supporting rough sleepers and the homeless in Bedford.
Ben McShane joined Woods Hardwick as a Graduate Planner at the height of lockdown.He explains how he is settling in, the exciting times ahead for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, and what to expect if you are considering a career in planning.
Woods Hardwick Planning Director joins Centre for the New Midlands Housing & Communities Leadership Board
This week the Centre for the New Midlands announced the first appointments to their Housing and Communities Leadership Board. Woods Hardwick’s Birmingham Planning Director, Paul Woods, is delighted to be one of the inaugural Board members.The Board, to be chaired by Dr Halima Sacranie (Research Lead, Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham), will be responsible for shaping the Centre for the New Midlands’ work across this hugely important area of public policy.
For any budding architectural technicians or technologists out there, find out what it’s really like working as part of our growing architecture team.Jake Snooks is a Junior Architectural Technician in our Bedford office. He joined Woods Hardwick in October 2020, and over the last 10 months has been busy supporting our Residential Architecture team.