The leadership of Conran and Partners have completed a management buy-out of their international architecture and interior design practice.
Principals Tina Norden, Simon Kincaid, Sebastian Conran, Katy Clarke and Tim Bowder-Ridger will now equally share the responsibility of leading the independent company.
Founded over 40 years ago by designer and visionary Sir Terence Conran, the practice has since been committed to improve people’s lives through good design. Over the years, the practice has evolved into an international, award-winning studio, with projects across urban regeneration, hospitality, residential and workplace, all under the guidance of a long-standing leadership.
Following the buy-out, the ownership of the practice is now shared between Principals; Tina Norden, Simon Kincaid, Sebastian Conran, Katy Clarke and Tim Bowder-Ridger, all of whom have had key roles in the practice for many years and have been instrumental in the growth and development of the business. They now equally share the responsibility of leading the independent business as Principals, with the continued support of the board members and the London and Hong Kong studio teams.
The buy-out demonstrates the leadership’s belief in and commitment to the practice into the future. The Principals will continue to build on the legacy and ethos of Sir Terence Conran to achieve a seamless combination of architecture and interior design through carefully considered and collaborative design that addresses the needs and desires of the users, as well as the wider environment.
Tim Bowder-Ridger, Principal, says:“Conran & Partners is first and foremost a creative business. We pride ourselves on offering a distinctive boutique service to clients in the UK and internationally, whether we’re delivering architectural design for a new urban neighbourhood or creating unique interiors for a global hospitality brand. The new ownership of the practice is an incredibly exciting moment for us to build on a unique legacy and take the business forward with clear purpose.”