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140 Years of Excellence: The Art of Nurturing Relationships

As we reflect on our remarkable 140-year journey, one theme stands out: the art of nurturing relationships. At the heart of our success lies a commitment to delivering consistently excellent service and fostering genuine connections with our clients.

Over the years, we’ve realised that beyond the products or services we offer, it’s the personal connections we make that truly define our legacy.

Moving forward, this dedication remains firm. In a world that is constantly changing, connecting on a human level continues to be a priority. Whether this involves our clients, our staff or those embarking on their journey in architecture, our commitment to this remains resolute.

Dedication to Exceptional Client Service

Dedication to Exceptional Client Service

At the core of our commitment to fostering strong connections is Jen Spencer, our Head of Client Experience. Her unwavering enthusiasm for enhancing the client journey has been a driving force behind our sustained success.

Jen plays a crucial role in our ongoing efforts to build lasting relationships. Demonstrating steadfast devotion, she not only ensures our clients receive exceptional service but also strives to create genuinely positive experiences. Jen is pivotal in nurturing both longstanding and new client relationships, showcasing her profound concern for the client journey. This is evident in her adept problem-solving, where she tackles challenges with innovative solutions.

Mentoring: A Cornerstone of Relationship Nurturing

Mentoring: A Cornerstone of Relationship Nurturing

In addition to our client-centric approach, our commitment to nurturing relationships extends to mentoring initiatives that go beyond the walls of our organisation. Actively engaging with Leeds Beckett University’s Speed Mentoring programme, we offer valuable placements to students, contributing to their professional development and fostering a culture of knowledge exchange. Our participation in the RIBA Future Architects initiative further underscores our dedication to shaping the future of the architectural profession.

Empowering Our Staff through Mentorship

Empowering Our Staff through Mentorship

At DB3, we value the impact of mentorship in fostering meaningful connections and driving personal and professional growth. We actively encourage our staff to seek mentors, recognising the profound effect it can have on individual development. By promoting mentorship, we aim to cultivate a supportive environment where individuals can navigate their professional journeys with confidence, leveraging the insights of those who have walked similar paths. It’s not just a commitment; it’s an integral part of our organisational culture, an investment in the collective growth of our team.

Celebrating Excellence

Celebrating Excellence

Earlier this year, our Associate, Lee Holmes, was recognised for his outstanding commitment to mentorship. Shortlisted for the People and Skills Torchbearer Award at UKREiiF, Lee’s dedication spans over two decades, during which he has mentored over 25 architecture students. Lee’s efforts have not only helped these students overcome obstacles but have also paved accessible pathways for their careers, fostering a legacy of achievement within the architectural community.

As we celebrate 140 years of excellence, our journey is not just a chronicle of milestones but a testament to the enduring power of relationships. Whether through the dedicated efforts of our Head of Client Experience, Jen Spencer, or the impactful mentorship initiatives that shape the future of our industry, our commitment to nurturing relationships remains unwavering. Looking ahead, we are steadfast in our dedication to client excellence and mentorship, recognising that these pillars are not only the foundation of our past success but also the blueprint for our continued prosperity in the years to come.

Date Published: 22 December 2023
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