The past two years have flown by and it is our birthday today. Plan A Consultants started trading in October 2015. At that time Nick and Ged had laptops (which were stuck on personal credit cards) and not much else. It was very much a DIY approach to building a start-up.
One of the assets which we fortunately had in abundance was the support and guidance of friends and peers. Adjaye Associates have kindly provided a roof over our heads (where we have remained today) and we have received some great words of business advice which is still applicable two years on. Sustainable growth, specialising in what we know best and Director input into all projects are all measures that we have put in place to help build a reputation built on quality and repeat business.
However, one of the most rewarding aspects has been the support from the Architects and Designers who make up our Clients. We purposefully did not want to take any projects from our previous employer and so the leap of faith taken by many Clients in us in our first year could not have been better timed. We are truly grateful and hope their faith has been justified.
We recently took our team of 13 through our Business Plan for Year 3. Our focus is on training and development, spreading the word on the importance and value of Design Management and helping our new Health and safety service line to grow. Our successful shortlisting for Building Magazine’s Consultant of the Year is hopefully only just the start of more great things to come.