© Izzy Bamford
A good broad education followed by an extensive experience of working in design, materials, manufacturing and sales has given me a good broad range of knowledge and the ability to communicate well with most professions and a good range of humanity.
In latter years I set up and ran a successful Hi-Tech Concrete Design business which serviced a lot of varied and important architectural projects and since 2009 I have been Project Managing a wide range of construction projects for private clients.
The management of the permissions process from concept to approval has been a major part of my work. I have worked with Historic England and local Conservation Officers over a number of sensitive projects on Listed Buildings and in Conservation Areas.
I have good experience in communicating with professionals, contract management, people management, managing regulations and the occasional disputes. I also have a good calm and a sensible overview, this is an important part of my role, but always with a good sense of humour and fun.
"In my beginning is my end. In succession
Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended,
Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place
Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass.
Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires,
Old fires to ashes, and ashes to the earth"
T.S. Eliot, “Four Quartets” Part II: East Coker