Outgoing Chair, Martin Percox underlines the importance of a peer support group like the SPG for professional service providers like architects, "Unlike other businesses, architects have a responsibility to comply with specific legislation in their work. A group like the SPG is essential for boosting the capacity of practices with one principal, by offering a forum to share expertise, collaborate on projects and support professional development. And our new Chair Lisa Raynes is taking some of that CPD experience to the wider architectural community as part of the Love Architecture Festival."
SPG Insider's Guide to Success for Architects takes place in Manchester on 19 June 2012, and offers 3 hour long workshops covering essential web search, social media and networking skills. The session costs £15 SPG members and £25 non members.
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Lisa Raynes is Managing Director of Raynes Architecture, an architect with 15 years experience in housing and listed building refurbishment, she established her business in 2010. As past Chair of Women in Property North West she has an understanding of the particular challenges facing professionals in the sector. Lisa seeks to help fellow architects wanting to start up or return to what is a notoriously un-work-life-balanced profession.
Membership of RIBA NW Solo Practitioners Group is open to Chartered Architects. Its members are small to medium size practices with a broad range of experience and specialism to offer clients. The group is a linked society of the RIBA and has seats on the RIBA North West Regional Council and the Manchester Society of Architects.
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Love Architecture Festival is a programme of discussions, events, training and exhibitions across England and Wales that opens up the profession to members of the public.
Presented by the RIBA it runs from 15-24 June 2012.