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DB3 announces key promotions in business restructure

DB3 Group, the UK based architecture, engineering and building solutions consultancy, has announced some significant operational changes to the company following a restructuring of the business to include key promotions and repositioning of business leaders.

Since their transition to an employee-owned model in December 2022, DB3 have been working on structuring the business for future expansion. In order to achieve their growth targets and focus the business ambitions, two of the company’s directors will take on new Managing Director roles from May 2023.

Tom Hill and Julius Steinert have been promoted to these roles, with Tom acting as MD for the North and Julius acting as MD for the South. DB3 has seven studios across England, Scotland and Wales. Tom’s remit will cover Leeds, which is the firm’s HQ, Manchester, and Glasgow. Tom said “I am excited to become Managing Director for the North. As we advance the business and work to achieve our 2030 objectives, I feel really positive about the opportunities we have and the team we’ve built to support our growth.”.

Julius will be responsible for London and Birmingham. Julius said “Having worked at DB3 for 20 years, I am honoured to take on the role of Managing Director for the South. London and Birmingham are the two biggest construction markets in the UK and with HS2 there’s great opportunity to unify our teams in these two amazing cities.”. The Welsh studios in Cardiff and Aberystwyth will continue to be supported by Matthew Savory, a Board Director based in Cardiff.

Celebrating 140 years of business this year, DB3 has focussed on succession planning to ensure the company has a strong future. A pivotal change in the business sees David Hooley take on the position of Head of Sports & Leisure. The role formerly undertaken by Jon Mawson is one of significance as the team at DB3 has provided design advice to Sport England, Swim England and British Cycling for over 30 years. Having worked with Jon for more than 15 years, David is preserving Jon’s knowledge and expertise in the business. Jon remains an employee of DB3, providing support for key clients and major projects.

Jon Mawson commented: “I am very happy to pass on the reins to Dave. I believe he will flourish in his new role and will guide the Sports & Leisure team in their future opportunities. They are in very safe hands.”.

To bolster DB3’s growing engineering business, Simon Taafe has been promoted to Associate, providing strength to the team run by Matt Ganley. Simon is an experienced electrical engineer and has been part of this team for the past 10 years. DB3’s Building Services Engineering team are based in their Manchester studio at One Balloon Street.

DB3 Group CEO, Nathan McNamara, is confident in these changes: “Being in a position to make these strategic changes gives us confidence in the future of DB3. We have ambitious growth plans and I look forward to working with the team in their new roles. Their dedication, passion, and leadership have played a pivotal role in our organisation’s success thus far.”.

Find out more about DB3 Group here.

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