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Movers: Re-elected RIBA Suffolk chair looks forward to exciting year for architecture in county

PUBLISHED: 14:05 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:05 14 February 2018

Ipswich architect Bryan Whybrow

Ipswich architect Bryan Whybrow


An Ipswich architect has been re-elected as chairman of the Suffolk branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as the University of Suffolk launches its first architecture degree course.

Dave Watson, left, and Graham Johnson of INVEST Essex. Picture: JACINDA LOVEDave Watson, left, and Graham Johnson of INVEST Essex. Picture: JACINDA LOVE

Bryan Wybrow, project architect at KLH Architects at Sproughton, was voted in at the RIBA Suffolk annual general meeting for a second year.

Bryan said: “I am thrilled to have been re-elected as chair for RIBA Suffolk, and 2018 is going to be an exciting year for the branch.

“To coincide with the launch of the eagerly anticipated architecture degree course at University of Suffolk, we have a variety of activities planned to help promote architecture in the local area.”

Last year, RIBA Suffolk established a new architectural student award and this year, the branch launched a nationwide competition challenging architecture students to come up with a winning design for Ipswich’s ‘Winerack’ building.

Arthur van der Meijden, Muntons. Picture: ARTHUR VAN DER MEIJDENArthur van der Meijden, Muntons. Picture: ARTHUR VAN DER MEIJDEN

“We are keen to raise the profile of the profession to the wider construction industry while generating some interest and enthusiasm for architecture in Suffolk,” said Bryan.

RIBA Suffolk is the Suffolk branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects and works for its members as a cultural association promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation of architecture through lectures, tours, and seminars.

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Robert Cater, Nathan Attwood and Paul Gallacher of Compass Wealth Management Consultants Limited. Picture: COMPASSRobert Cater, Nathan Attwood and Paul Gallacher of Compass Wealth Management Consultants Limited. Picture: COMPASS

INVEST Essex has added two new members to its team.

Dave Watson and Graham Johnson have joined the investment promotion agency (IPA) and business support provider for the county as Essex SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) business managers, and will be offering free impartial advice and business support.

INVEST Essex locations services director David Rooke welcomed the appointments.

Dave has more than 25 years of corporate banking. Graham was previously employed by Coutts and Baker Tilly.

Jack Alderton, digital executive, Genesis PR. Picture: GENESIS PRJack Alderton, digital executive, Genesis PR. Picture: GENESIS PR

Stowmarket malt firm Muntons has appointed Arthur van der Meijden as malted ingredients European sales manager.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the food ingredients industry. He is a trained chemist and food technologist and has spent the past 20 years working in the food ingredient and food manufacturing sectors.

Arthur, who will be based at Muntons’ office in the Netherlands, will be taking up his role in February.

Paul Wilkinson, Greater Anglia. Picture: GREATER ANGLIAPaul Wilkinson, Greater Anglia. Picture: GREATER ANGLIA

Financial adviser Compass Wealth Management Consultants has welcomed two new staff.

Nathan Attwood has joined the Hampshire-based firm as an independent financial adviser and will be based at its new Ipswich office at Epsilon House.

Nathan worked as a financial adviser for more than 19 years, mainly for a large international bank based in Ipswich.

Robert Cater has joined the compliance team as a training and competence supervisor. He brings more than 11 years’ experience.

Ipswich-based PR firm Genesis has appointed Jack Alderton as digital account executive.

Jack previously worked in the travel and tourism industry where he gained valuable experience in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), social media and copywriting.

Director Penny Arbuthnot said: “He is a great addition to the Genesis team.”

Jack, 23, from Stowmarket, said: “I am thrilled to be part of the award winning team at Genesis.”

Rail operator Greater Anglia has appointed an integrated transport manager to help make customers’ journeys to and from stations easier.

Paul Wilkinson’s appointment is part of the firm’s increased commitment to improving integrated transport as part of the new franchise. Paul will also be leading a new Greater Anglia Integrated Transport Forum, the first in the company’s history.

He joins from Colchester Borough Council where he was transportation policy manager.

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