Monthly Archives: January 2019

040: 20 Business Growth Shortcuts for Under £500 with Rion Willard

This week is a rapid quick fire brainstorm of marketing, advertising and growth strategies for under £500 that can accelerate your business's growth if executed. I've picked up many of these from speaking to many architects, business mentors and entrepreneurs on the show and I use many of these both with the Business of Architecture UK and in my own architecture practice.

In this episode you will get
– 20 Business Growth Hacks for your Practice
– Get a 2 page cheatsheet containing the hacks
– Marketing Strategies for Architecture Business Growth


Downloadable Cheat Sheet

EARLY BIRD TIX for BOA UK 5th March 2019


039: How to Win & Deliver Colossal Projects as a Small Practice with Tomas Stokke and Dimitris Argyros of Haptic Architects

In this week's Podcast episode I speak with co founder, Tomas Stokke and Senior Associate, Dimitris Argyros of Haptic Architects about how as 20 person practice they have been able to deliver colossal projects at infrastructure scale around the world. This remarkable feat has been enabled by a unique company culture which focuses on the art of deep collaboration both with their clients and larger practices (100 people +) to facilitate high levels of design thinking and solutions to projects which demand the highly developed systems, processes and experience of a corporate practice.

In this interview Tomas and Dimitris share how Haptic works with practices both larger and smaller than themselves and how they have systematically gone about winning and delivering projects such as airport terminals, transport infrastructure, governmental buildings, aquariums and regeneration plans.

In this interview you will learn

  • The Keys to Deep Collaboration
  • The benefits you can bring to large practices and how to sell them on it
  • How to cultivate collaboration internally amongst staff


Tomas mentioned if you wanted to collaborate with them to get in touch. Their details can be found on the website:

EARLY BIRD TIX for BOA UK 5th March 2019

038: The 3 Most Common Money Blocks that Stop Architects with Jaimie Sarah

This week on BOA UK I'm speaking with Global Success Coach, Jaimie Sarah about the 3 most common money blocks that architects, entrepreneurs and business owners face with their companies. Jaimie has coached CEOs, company leaders, founders and other influential leaders, change agents and public figures. She has been featured in Forbes, attended the Harvard Business School,  has a degree in psychology and is a qualified hypnotherapist.

Jaimie is a master at unearthing the deep rooted obstacles to an individual's performance and in this episode she goes into depth about why approaching our work as business people with a holistic purpose driven approach is the key to reaching unprecedented levels of success.

In the episode you will learn:

  • The 3 Money Blocks
  • How to avoid them
  • How to be your most profitable self


For a confidential discussion with Jaimie you can book a slot in her calendar at or visit her website

Definitely Definitely 

EARLY BIRD TIX for BOA UK 5th March 2019


037: Essential Business Lessons for Growing Your Practice with Tim Burgess

To kick off 2019 I sit down with one of the co-founders of Cove Burgess, Timothy Burgess. Timothy has extensive experience working with funds, family offices and long-term investors to help manage their portfolios and he has walked the path of starting out as a sole practitioner to creating a partnership and growing a team in their central London location. Tim has developed and educated himself in business over the years through extensive self learning and mentorship with other successful architects.

In this interview Tim outlines this journey and discusses:
– How he overcame the most challenging obstacles architects face – themselves!
– How he wins work and builds powerful relationships with his clients
– The piece of advice that saved his practice when an unexpected disaster struck


Cove Burgess Architects

EARLY BIRD TIX for BOA UK 5th March 2019 where Tim will be speaking