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BDG welcomed the Culturevist network to our studio Read more
On June 28th, BDG welcomed the Culturevist network to our studio for an evening of conversations, connecting, short talks and shared learning on the topic of ‘how do we scale culture?’
It was a lively evening, featuring talks from Graze.com, Onfido, Culture Amp and BDG’s Andy Swann, as well as conversations and shared challenges from the many represented organisations and individuals who joined us.
Issues covered included how companies can grow, yet retain the connections with their people and how organisational culture should be a natural result of nurturing the right people in your company, rather than being forced. Tips and case studies were shared, with the group helping each other answer questions related to their own workplaces. For more information see here.
The atmosphere was informal and energetic, combining a social gathering with real business challenges.
Spanish Architect, Irene Guerra Gomez is interviewed by Building magazine on the impending referendum Read more
How long have you lived/worked in the UK?
I moved to London to complete my studies 10 years ago. I have worked here for eight and a half years.
What attracted you to move and work here? Do you like living/working here?
The experiences and opportunities I could find in London, I believe I can’t find anywhere else.
What are your views on the EU referendum?
Everyone wants to have their independence but it is also important to see what we have in common. The richness of Europe is to keep the identity of each of the countries but stay together to defend the common interests.
Do you think it’s important for the UK to remain in the EU? Is it important for construction as well?
Of course. As I said earlier, the investments will be reduced in London because of the flow of people.
If the UK votes to leave, do you think it will have any impact on you?
I hope not much because I have been here for so long. But it will definitely make people think twice before coming and it will reduce the opportunities. They won’t have the opportunities I had.
It will depend on the conditions. If UK doesn’t facilitate interactions, travel becomes harder, the interesting mix of cultures in London will decrease. These factors will make it a less attractive place to be.
If the UK votes to leave, would it make you less likely to stay?
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Emerging Talent Award
Phil Hutchinson, BDG's Strategy Director, was mentor and judge at the inaugural awards Read more
Emerging Talent Award
Shaw Contract Group launched the A2D Emerging Talent Award at this year's Clerkenwell Design Week.
For the inaugural event, Shaw partnered with London Metropolitan University's CASS Faculty of Art. For the past 6 months the design students have been exploring the working space of a TV station in the former Olympic press building at Stratford. The brief, developed in association with BT, was to deliver on space planning, spatial experience and the wellbeing of the building users.
Phil Hutchinson, BDG's Strategy Director, has mentored the students during this time on their designs for the space.
The presentation evening showcased the shortlisted 6 projects, displayed in Shaw's Hub 33 showroom, during Clerkenwell Design Week. Judges included Phil Hutchinson and BT Director, Gary Wingrove.
The winners were Nadezda Berga and Anastasiya Vodolagina. Congratulations!