BuckleyGrayYeoman evolves with move to Employee Owned Trust and appointment of new Directors

18 June 2019

BuckleyGrayYeoman is now governed by an Employee Owned Trust, a move supported by the appointment of four new Directors.


BuckleyGrayYeoman has enjoyed continued growth over many years and this move towards a shared ownership structure comes as the practice looks to sustain the future of the 100-strong firm with an expanded leadership team that moves away from the traditional Director-ownership model.


BuckleyGrayYeoman reported a 16% increase in staff numbers in financial year 2018-2019, with staff in the Shoreditch headquarters joined by a new Bristol studio. The practice also expanded its overseas work in the same period, and work in Europe now accounts for around 15% of our business.


As part of the restructuring, Matt Yeoman and Paul White will move into the role of Founding Directors. They will sit on a Board of Directors alongside Amr Assaad, Oliver Bayliss, Laura O’Hagan, and Andrew Henriques.


Earlier in 2019, six members of staff were promoted to Associate and two to Senior Architect. The appointments were all internal promotions, reflecting our commitment to develop its team by nurturing talent and rewarding achievement.



Matt Yeoman, Founding Director at BuckleyGrayYeoman, said:
“This transition into an Employee Owned Trust reflects the ongoing evolution of the practice and was conceived as a stronger and fairer way to govern the practice going forward. It reflects the shared appreciation and trust we have for our staff whilst ensuring the long term development of the practice.


Furthermore, the internal promotion of four members of staff to create a six-strong team of Directors will provide strong leadership and design ambition as we look to continue our steady growth with work in new sectors and overseas.”



The 100-strong firm currently sits at No.40 in the AJ100 Founding Directors and Directors at BuckleyGrayYeoman, L-R:
Oliver Bayliss, Paul White, Laura O’Hagan, Amr Assaad, Matt Yeoman, Andrew Henriques