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Bournemouth: Terence O’Rourke builds on its award-winning strengths 

By Dan Teuton
1 November 2016

Award-winning planning and design consultancy Terence O'Rourke has welcomed two new members of staff and promoted eight employees as it goes from strength to strength.

Current employees Nigel Pugsley, John Trehy and Jonathan Woolmer have been promoted to technical directors; Jo Baker, Greg Blaquiere, Alex Chapman and Tom Fowler are now associate directors, and Isabelle Masser has become a senior architect.

Terence O’Rourke also welcomed Hamzah Akhoon and Dale Whitfield to the company. Akhoon is a recent graduate of landscape architecture from Birmingham City University, and Whitfield has been appointed as an architectural assistant. He holds a masters of architecture from Arts University, Bournemouth, and previously worked at Pell-Stevens Architects in the New Forest. 

Managing director Tim Hancock said: "We are very fortunate to have such a wealth of planning and design expertise in our employees, this is a major strength in our company’s success. We employ the very best people and invest in each and every one’s talents, and to provide ample opportunity for skill and leadership development.

“The appointment of two new members of staff, and the promotion of some of our valued current employees, will allow us to rise to even more exciting planning and design opportunities and welcome new high-profile clients in the future." 

With offices in Bournemouth and London, the company has been established for over 30 years and is an acknowledged industry leader. Among its many high-profile clients are Grosvenor, British Land, Warner Bros, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and BAE Systems. 

Bournemouth: Terence O’Rourke builds on its award-winning strengths

From left: Hamzah Akhoon, Jo Baker, John Trehy, Nigel Pugsley, Tom Fowler and Dale Whitfield