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Ryder Architecture has won two categories in the prestigious AJ100 Awards.
At a glittering ceremony, the practice, which is one of the highest new entrants in the AJ100 this year, received the awards for New Member of the Year, and the Best Place to Work in the North East & Yorkshire.
Ryder Architecture managing partner, Mark Thompson, said “To win these awards is a great achievement and demonstrates continued improvement and progress despite challenging economic circumstances in recent years. It is fitting and very rewarding to get this recognition on our 60th anniversary.”
The New Member of the Year Award is given to the practice which has entered the AJ100 for the first time, or after five years’ absence, and is based on business success and quality of the practice’s work.
Says Peter Buchan, Senior Partner: “These awards are very much a tribute to the hard work and enthusiasm that our staff bring to every project we design.”
Nearly 100 per cent of Ryder’s employees say they are ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ about the work the practice produces.
Mark sums up: “To see our development and training ethos impact so positively on staff is particularly encouraging. It gives us a great platform to go forward with renewed confidence and energy, striving for further improvement.”
The practice was shortlisted for the Best Place to Work North West and Scotland categories, and made the shortlist for the coveted Employer of the Year award.
As part of a set of events marking its 60th birthday, Ryder will be hosting a series of exhibitions, starting in Glasgow, at the Briggait, 10-24 May, moving to the Building Centre in London in June, Mann Island, Liverpool, in October and finishing at the BALTIC Centre in Newcastle in November.
The practice was ranked tenth place in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For at the awards ceremony held at Battersea Evolution.