05. November 2020 - 14:00 till 16:30
Anglia Ruskin University
United KingdomChelmsfordBishop Hall Lane

RIBA East (Chelmsford) - Business resilience: managing a business in uncertain times, Anglia Ruskin University, Thursday, 05. November 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 Curriculum Topics





Business, clients and services




Procurement and contracts 




Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance





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Thursday, 05. November 2020, Anglia Ruskin University, RIBA East (Chelmsford) - Business resilience: managing a business in uncertain times

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