Led by Co-Founders Nick Willars and Gerard Daws, with support at Director level from Mark Sullivan and Ian Whiting for Health & Safety Services, our team of 25 is based at our offices in Farringdon, 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.
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.
The Health & Safety Services team is led by Mark and Ian and focuses on providing Health & Safety, Principal Designer and Principal Designer Advisory services. The Health & Safety team sits alongside the Design Management team in our central London office to reinforce our ‘single company’ approach.
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.
In early 2017, Mark and Ian joined Plan A as Directors to lead the Health & Safety service line in accordance with CDM2015.
This expansion was based on a strong synergy that supports a combined focus of supporting Architects and Designers. Across both services lines, there is a close working relationship and mutual understanding of how design happens.
"Plan A are excellent at helping us manage the way we work on projects. They are friendly, collaborative and really good to work with."
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.
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.