We work with architects, designers, landscape architects, masterplanners and inter-disciplinary firms.
The best practices have great design skills but they also have decisive leadership, flexible management, water-tight systems, market awareness and effective presentation skills.
We believe we can help.
We work with start up practices, with medium sized organisations looking to manage their growth and with the large prestigious practices with offices around the world.
We work with senior management teams and with individuals, to develop both collective aspirations and personal skills. We expect our involvement to be tailored to meet the specific needs of each of our clients.
"Colander has pioneered, and over the years refined, techniques that give Architectural practices real insights into their performance and their perception out there."
"I can certainly recommend Colander for a range of business development and change activities that we have found very helpful."
The services that we can offer include:
We have delivered long-term business planning and management consultancy to more than 75 practices and undertaken external perception surveys for over 30 of them. We are also delivering non-executive advice at board level to some of the most successful practices in the UK.
More than 50 practices have commissioned us to run in-house training courses for their senior people, while over 450 different practices have sent people on our public training courses.
"Colander has worked with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios over many years, facilitating practice reviews, partner reviews and providing intelligent and informed support to our evolving leadership team"
Our benchmark survey of the profession is now being used by the RIBA to deliver free business healthchecks to all Chartered Practices.
Discretion and confidentiality are of paramount importance in our work.