RIBA Yorkshire (Leeds) - Business resilience: managing a business in uncertain times, The Chambers, Wednesday, 10. June 2020

Business resilience: managing a business in uncertain times

A successful firm of architects needs to balance the delivery of high-quality architecture with the careful management of the business. In times of uncertainty, the fast pace of modern practice can sometimes make it difficult to see the big picture and consider future opportunities and threats. 
This seminar will provide you with helpful and practical tips on running a successful practice and is targeted at both experienced and less experienced practitioners. 
Whether the practice wishes to grow, move into new sectors, or simply maintain its current operation, this interactive session will explain why a plan is important, covering the following:  
 
Internally focused concerns: operational factors  


Your business and future aspirations 


Understanding your strengths and the possible threats 


Impact on working capital and cash flow at times of growth and recession 


Using practice data to maximise profit 


Your business plan, implementation and monitoring  


Your office team, using unique skills 


Planning for uncertainty, considering resilience  


 
Externally targeted issues  


Understanding your markets and trends, maintaining a competitive edge 


New sectors, diversification of service, opportunities and risks 


Increasing your profile, targeting changes in perception 


Getting the message out there and using social media 


 
Implementing and monitoring the plan  


This CPD will focus on “How you can achieve your targets and build in resilience”, using case studies with an interactive exercise and helpful tips  


  
Speaker: Peter Farrall, University of LiverpoolPeter is an architect with 25 years’ experience as a partner at a small multidisciplinary firm of architects and quantity surveyors, Design Group Chester (DGC). In 2015, he became a full-time member of the academic staff at Liverpool University School of Architecture, where he is responsible for delivering practice management lectures and running the fourth year of the MArch programme. Prior to joining DGC, Peter worked for a number of larger practices in the North West. He is closely involved with the RIBA, President Emeritus of the Liverpool Architectural Society, and has served on the National Council.  

Core Curriulum Topics


Business, clients and services


Procurement and contracts


Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance


  
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