National architectural practice, Corstorphine + Wright appoints Ben Round as the company’s Finance Director.
A qualified chartered accountant, Ben joins Corstorphine + Wright with considerable experience of working within the architectural field, having previously supported another national practice in developing professional organisational structures which facilitated increases in both size and number of projects delivered.
Ben’s appointment follows a period of expansion at the practice, which has experienced considerable year-on-year growth, and his role will be to ensure that the business is fully prepared to meet the requirements of a growing portfolio.
Ben said: “Over the past few years Corstorphine + Wright has achieved an outstanding level of growth, which is testament to the skills and determination of the leadership team and wider business.
“I now have the exciting opportunity of helping to develop the necessary systems, structure and processes to assimilate that growth and ensure a strong foundation is in place to continue on this trajectory whilst also maintaining the high quality project work for which we’re known as a practice.
“There is a huge opportunity to work across the entire business to develop the support network and structure that fundamentally underpin the fee-earning activity, helping to drive efficiency and ultimately enable our team to concentrate on what they love doing, which is supporting our clients.”
Prior to moving into the architectural field, Ben began his career working at high profile organisations including KPMG and Rolls Royce Aerospace.
Ben continued: “I’ve found a real affinity for working in the built environment, particularly as it has such a strong effect on peoples’ wellbeing. You can see these spaces grow and develop throughout their life cycle and the opportunity to help a practice like this which is so fundamental in the development of the built environment is a great opportunity.”
Michael Lampard, Director at Corstorphine + Wright, said: “We’ve seen significant growth across the practice in recent years and it became evident that this was the right time to bring on a dedicated finance director for the business on a full time basis.
“Ben’s expertise will be absolutely vital in helping to shape the future of the business and ensure that we have the correct processes in place so that we can continue to deliver projects of the same high standard of services for our clients.”