Our team

Led by co-Founders Nick Willars and Gerard Daws. Our team of 28 is based at our offices in Clerkenwell, London.

We are growing an experienced and specialist team from diverse consultancy backgrounds to work alongside the Directors, who maintain a key role in every project’s delivery.
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Our Design Management team is always encouraged to collaborate with each other to benefit from working with many signature Architects.  Much of our time is spent in our Clients' offices as we work best when we are fully integrated with the Lead Designer.  We also appreciate that Design Management is a bespoke discipline and our team are put through a structured personal development and training programme.

Our History

Plan A Consultants was established by Nick and Gerard in 2015.
They formed the company focusing on Design Management based on their previous experience of working together and shared aspirations to provide a bespoke and more independent specialist service.
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"Plan A are excellent at helping us manage the way we work on projects. They are friendly, collaborative and really good to work with."
Alan Stanton
Founder, Stanton Williams Architects
"The decision to engage Plan A as Design Managers on a large and complex detail masterplan project in the Middle East, is one of the best we have made.  With a multi-headed client organisation to navigate, a large sub-consultant team to manage and a super fast-track delivery programme to adhere to, the Plan A team’s cool-headed expert management has proved invaluable." 
Henriette Helstrup 
Managing Director, BIG 


Gerard Daws
Director & Co-Founder
Ben Brouard
Associate Director
Simon England
Associate Design Manager
Cheryl Tang
Senior Design Manager
Sophie Pearce
Senior Design Manager
Josh Banwell
Design Manager
Peter Chinnock
Design Manager
Yvonne Onah
Design Manager
Nick Willars
Director & Co-Founder
Ned Barran
Associate Director
Rachel King
Associate Design Manager
Joshua Jones
Senior Design Manager
Ellie Smith
Design Manager
Max Milton
Design Manager
Sophie Delaney
Design Manager
David Palmeri
Associate Director
Jennifer Sale
Associate Design Manager
Ryan Farthing
Associate Design Manager
Michael Buckley
Senior Design Manager
Janet Durkin
Design Manager
Monica Win
Design Manager
Mamta Joshi
Design Manager
Lucy Freeston
Associate Director
Jonathan Leah
Associate Design Manager
Christianna Chatizchristou
Senior Design Manager
Natalie Jones
Senior Design Manager
Gail Lewis
Design Manager
Joshua MacManus
Design Manager
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Emma Say
Design Manager
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Samantha Avery
Finance Manager
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Emily Zinselmeier
Design Manager
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Dina Abu Shamat
Design Manager
Zoe White
Marketing Manager
Robyn Willars 
Admin Support Assistant

Join the Team

Plan A is an emerging, dynamic and respected consultancy and we are always on the look out for talented individuals to join our growing team. 
One of the advantages of being a small company is the way that our team members can directly shape the business and its culture.  Whether it’s their own careers (a structured career route and budget set aside for learning), the benefits and perks (including flexible working, subsidised gym membership and interest free season ticket loans) or simply the ability to shape how we are organised, our team members are encouraged to always aim for better.
If you think this is your type of company, we’d love to hear from you. 

Our Logo

A few years ago Damien Newman dropped a simple illustration into a proposal to convey the design process to a client. It was meant to illustrate the characteristics of the process his client was to embark on, making it clear to them that it might be uncertain in the beginning, but in the end the team would focus on a single point of clarity.
It seemed to work. And from then on, it's been used ever since. Plan A have derived their logo from the Squiggle and would like to thank Damien for sharing it with us.