Hello. I’m Lorna. I’m a practice manager working with architects. I get involved with all aspects of running an architect’s practice: business management, finance, HR, marketing and communications, as well as all the day-to-day stuff (making tea, tidying up and ordering stationery). I also lecture at Birmingham School of Architecture on the subject of financial management for their Part 3 course every autumn.
I started working with architects in 1999 and for a while I was a freelancer working with small businesses to help them operate more efficiently and cost effectively. I dabbled in consultancy in the fashionable subject of social media, I tinkered with some interesting networking groups and I flirted with event management.
I became a mum in 2013 and my focus shifted. So right now, life involves looking after toddler twins, running a house, working a couple of days a week at BPN Architects (the place that taught me (almost!) everything I know) dabbling in a little public speaking, training for a half marathon and occasionally playing musical instruments with friends.