Hello. I’m Lorna. I’m a practice manager working with architects. I get involved with all aspects of running a small business; management, finance, HR, marketing and communications, IT, and all the essential day-to-day stuff (making tea, tidying up and ordering stationery).
I started working with architects in 1999 and in 2011 I set up a consultancy service for small businesses. I’ve worked with several SMEs including architects and web developers to help them market themselves more effectively, and find more efficient and profitable ways to manage their businesses. I lecture at Birmingham School of Architecture on the subject of financial and practice management for their Part 3 course every autumn.
After becoming a mum in 2013, I resumed a part-time role at BPN Architects and continue to offer an occasional consultancy service to other small businesses. Outside of work, life involves raising our lively twins, training for a half marathon and occasionally playing musical instruments with friends. I live and work (mostly!) in Birmingham.