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FDG Boosts Senior Team with Raft of Promotions

We are pleased to announce that we have made twelve promotions including three senior posts to strengthen its management team.

Alex Chanerley, who has been with us for 24 years and an Associate Director for 5 years, has been promoted to Design Director. Chanerley has been instrumental in the delivery of a number of FDG’s significant science projects such as the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry and Liverpool’s Materials Innovation Factory. His solid expertise and motivational qualities will now see him reviewing architectural output across all FDG projects as well as mentoring junior team members.

In addition, Klaire Daggatt and Rick Sharp, who have both been working at FDG for 16 years, have taken the role of Associate Director and will now join our senior management team and board of directors. Klaire has recently completed a new Prototyping Centre for the University of Wolverhampton, while Rick is our sustainability guru having managed the delivery of the multi award-winning GlaxoSmithKline Centre for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham.

Other staff members included in the promotions and who will now take the role of Associate in the Manchester office are Aida Ahmad, Anca Banacu, Chris Garrard, and Stevie Leigh who will now lead our interior design team and is tasked with securing commissions independently. In the Southampton office new Associates are Richard Adams, Peter Hannides and Andrew Le Marquand.

Richard Sagar, Managing Director at FDG, commented: “At FDG we pride ourselves on being a people focussed business and we value each and every member of staff. We are incredibly grateful that we have been able to retain so many of our exceptionally talented team and have welcomed the opportunity to invest in them, watch them grow and develop, and reward them with a greater role within the company.

“Following last year’s strategic decisions to open a Cambridge office and move back into the healthcare sector, this latest progression is designed to strengthen the company’s management structure, reward high achieving individuals and is a crucial part of FDG’s ongoing growth and evolution.”

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