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Charcoalblue Experience Grow Board and Leadership with Seven Key Promotions in 2023


Charcoalblue Experience Promotions

Charcoalblue Experience is delighted and proud to announce the promotions of Phil Hampton, Joshua Scherr and Joe Stansfield to the role of Director.

Phil, Josh and Joe will be joining Ian Stickland, Fran Dewar and Gary Wright in leading Charcoalblue Experience in designing and delivering world-class collaborative spaces.

Our new Directors are passionate about elevating the user experience within a project, extracting the best venue performance through design, and delivering outstanding environments for our clients. These key appointments will enable us to ensure that having a great client experience remains at the centre of our services.

To support the new leadership, we are also pleased to announce the promotions of Liz Blessing, Holly Burnell, Emily Rea and Oliver Wade to the role of Associate Director. Liz, Holly, Emily and Ollie consistently provide exceptional Design and Project Management Services to our clients, delivering some of our most technically complex projects across the US and Europe. They join our Associate Director team to ensure CBX is strongly positioned to deliver our project catalogue as we head into 2023.

‘I am delighted to see Phil, Josh and Joe joining the Directorship as we continue to work with clients across a global portfolio of work’ said Managing Director, Ian Stickland. ‘Their unwavering ability to understand a project is unmatched in my experience designing and delivering unique spaces.’

With our roots in theatre and storytelling and currently including more than 60 international projects, Charcoalblue Experience has enjoyed huge success since entering the market in 2021. The promotion of seven key members of our team reflects the fact that more and more organisations are looking to Charcoalblue Experience to help readjust their business operations to support the creation of more collaborative and engaging environments for their audiences.

Drawing on our experience in performance design and technology allows us to understand our clients’ business objectives around end user engagement. Be it within the workplace, sports stadia, events centres or re-used spaces, we have the skills and knowledge to support our clients to design and deliver extraordinary environments.

‘It’s been a privilege to have worked closely with our new Directors and Associate Directors over many years’ said Director for Growth and New Work, Gary Wright. ‘I have witnessed exceptional work from this team along with an unparalleled dedication to delivering the best spaces for our clients. The strengthening of our team will enable us to support many more clients and projects over coming years.’

Phil Hampton - Director of Account Management and Finance

Joshua Scherr - Director of Project Management

Joe Stansfield - Director of Design

Holly Burnell - Associate Director, Project Management

Liz Blessing - Associate Director, Project Management

Emily Rea - Associate Director, Event Space Design

Ollie Wade - Associate Director

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John Owens is a Charcoalblue Partner responsible for our North American practice.

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