Glasgow architects complete switch to employee ownership

Page/Park Architects
Staff at Page/Park Architects, which has become one of the latest employee-owned businesses in Scotland.

A Glasgow architectural practice whose turnover has risen 30 per cent in the past two years has designs on more growth after becoming employee-owned.

Page\Park Architects – which employs 40 and now turns over £3.5m – has become employee-owned, 32 years after it was established by founders David Page and Brian Park.
The firm, which has worked on projects such as the Lighthouse, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Rosslyn Chapel and Collegelands in Glasgow – intends to develop its business, particularly across the UK and Europe.
David Page and Brian Park remain with the business. Head of architecture David Page said, “Over the last year we have transformed from a traditional architectural partnership into a 40-strong employee-owned company. The journey, which began five years ago, has been an exciting one and we are looking forward to delivering more exceptional work for clients.
“Now, when you speak to anyone in Page\Park, you are speaking to someone with a share in the future of the practice, a belief in its values and a commitment to them. We are following in the footsteps of the likes of Arup and John Lewis, who have quietly trail-blazed employee ownership over many years.
“We have always been a very collaborative organisation so employee ownership – as well as helping us plan for the long-term, including succession – is just a logical extension of our business model.”