Benoy is proud to announce the appointment of Tom Cartledge, former Global Director – Commercial and Operations, to the role of CEO.
Since joining the Benoy Team in 2013, Tom has been an integral member of the global directorship and instrumental in guiding the firm’s corporate strategy. Bringing his breadth of experience working with retailers, developers and investors to the firm, he is a key advisor to the business and active in exploring new sectors and developing new revenue streams.
“We are excited to announce and welcome Tom as the CEO of Benoy. Undoubtedly, Tom brings a new perspective to the business which complements our Global Board and together their focus lies on design and delivery. He has a passion for growing the company in terms of sectors, services and regions and is shaping a bright and energetic future for our global studios,” said Graham Cartledge CBE, Chairman of Benoy.
Under Tom’s leadership, Benoy has reached a number milestones. In 2015, Tom was influential in the establishment of the firm’s first on-the-ground presence in Australia with the opening of Benoy Melbourne. In the Americas, he has extended Benoy’s reach, diversifying the portfolio with new projects in Canada and the USA. Working with one of London’s leading developers, he is also evolving the firm’s offer, advising the Architectural Brand Strategy for the Silvertown regeneration in East London.
“Benoy enjoys a great heritage and as we continue to innovate our business, Tom is dedicated to instigating and leading the ‘Second Curve’ of Benoy’s success. Along with the directorship across all studios, he will be instrumental in taking us forward into our next era of trading,” continued Graham.
Commenting on his appointment, Tom said “I am proud, honoured and delighted to be appointed CEO of Benoy. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be leading a firm of innovative designers and creatives. We are witnessing the rapid evolution of global business with barriers to trade and investment disappearing, new building typologies emerging and consumer needs quickly reshaping our built environment; this has created a dynamic environment for our designers to showcase their talent at the forefront of the industry.”
Ensuring the company continues to provide the best platform for its design team to operate at the leading edge, Tom has also been the driving force behind a significant investment in Benoy’s infrastructure and talent proposition. His commitment to ensuring the firm’s entire global team can deliver creative excellence will see new initiatives put in place to allow collaboration and the import-export of design expertise to become stronger across Benoy’s international network.
“I firmly believe in collaboration and am convinced that, as a global team, we will achieve much, not only for Benoy, but also our clients and partners. Benoy will be 70 years old in 2017, and building upon our success, we are proactively and enthusiastically preparing for the next generation. It is my intention to build on what we have realised over the past seven decades and take Benoy forward under a united, shared vision,” concluded Tom.