Our people.

Our people are the heart of our business.

We bring passion and commitment to every project, and hail from a wide variety of disciplines that come together to design and deliver highly complex interior spaces. Our team includes over 90 specialists including consultants and space planners, chartered quantity surveyors and estimators, CAD and BIM-trained interior architects and designers, customer relationship managers, project delivery and site managers, procurement specialists, supply chain and logistics managers, all of whom work together to create environments that motivate and inspire.

Unlike many of our competitors we’re a privately owned company with a board of directors who are actively involved in the day-to-day operations as well as the strategic direction of the business and who care passionately about delivering an excellent service to our clients every time.

Meet the team.

Our senior team brings together a diverse and complementary set of skills, knowledge and experience.
We thrive on challenges and embrace change, which we believe is the secret behind Claremont's success and longevity as a business.

Tim Frankland, Managing Director.

Having worked for Claremont for more than 30 years, Tim was appointed as Joint Managing Director of the business in 2012. Tim takes strategic and overall responsibility for the operation of the business, building on his previous role as Commercial Director. Tim’s approach is both straight-talking and hands-on, focusing on the detail that ensures every project is delivered effectively to meet the client’s exact needs and to exceed their expectations.

Ann Clarke, Deputy Managing Director.

Ann has spent over 28 years with Claremont, first as a designer, then as Design Director before becoming Deputy Managing Director of the business in 2012. She has overseen the development of Claremont’s interior design and workplace consultancy services, and has established a strong design lead for the business, building a team of interior specialists striving for excellence in workplace design.

Mike Gardner, Executive Chairman.

Chartered accountant Mike joined Claremont in 1986 as Finance Director, progressing to Managing Director before taking on the role of Executive Chairman in 2012. Mike’s role combines an overall strategic view of the financial aspects of the business with his entrepreneurial approach to adding value to our clients. Mike also administers Claremont Interior Solutions LLP, a property business that owns and lets three office buildings.

Simon Campion, Director of Bristol.

Simon joined Claremont as a member of the sales team in 1994 to set up the South West division. He now heads up the Bristol office, with over 25 years’ experience in both retail and commercial interior project delivery. As a Director of Claremont, Simon guides the company in realising ambitious projects for its clients, ensuring that every aspect of a highly complex process is optimised and tailored to each project’s individual requirements.

Kenneth Bundy, Creative Director.

As Claremont's Creative Director, Kenneth provides clients with inspirational ideas and concepts that exceed their brief and their expectations. He directs the design team in creating workspaces that integrate innovative and beautiful designs with the practical and commercial drivers of modern organisations to help them maximise productivity while reducing associated costs.

Richard Turner, Director.

Having joined Claremont over 20 years ago, Richard began by developing the company’s furniture offering, before progressing through the wider D&B business to join the board. As a board Director, Richard now oversees delivery of some of the company’s most innovative design and build projects. His thorough knowledge of the industry, combined with an astute commercial understanding of clients’ strategic needs, has enabled clients across a range of sectors to make a step change in the performance of their workspaces.

Lisa Flannery, Commercial Director.

Lisa joined Claremont in 1995 and was appointed as Director in December 2014. Commercially astute and with a huge amount of knowledge and experience, Lisa is responsible for Claremont’s furniture team and manages the furniture procurement process and preferred supplier list. As well as specifying products and preparing furniture quotes, Lisa and her team oversee the logistics process, co-ordinating the furniture supply chain for the fit-out element of projects.

Richard Brook, Construction Director.

Richard has overall responsibility for the commercial elements of our projects including costing, procurement and cost management. Richard also leads commercial operations on key projects working with the estimating and quantity surveying team to deliver cost effective schemes and provide value for money. Hard work, determination and attention to detail are an important part of Richard’s approach to work. He strongly believes in a partnership approach to contracting and works well in teams, interacting well with the wider project team.

Patrick Ames, Director.

Patrick, previously our Head of Design, was promoted to Director in 2019 and looks after a large number of key accounts. His award-winning extensive experience coupled with his all round knowledge of both design and construction has resulted in him building long standing client relationships.

Natalie Davis, Sales Director.

Natalie, previously Head of Sales, was promoted to Sales Director in 2019 and looks after all new customer acquisitions, including heading up the Business Development, Marketing and Workplace Consultancy teams.

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If you're passionate, committed and creative in your approach to problem solving, then we'd like to hear from you. A career at Claremont is an opportunity to work for an exciting, ambitious company that expects a lot from its people and delivers a lot in return. We aim to be the best at what we do, and if that's the kind of environment that you thrive in, then get in touch today by emailing careers@claremontgi.com.

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