Posted: 11.01.2018

We’ve appointed four new Associate Directors at our Nottingham, Derby and Leicester offices. They are Andy Purvis and Leo Ward, both based in Nottingham, Lee Smith in Derby and Tim Boxford in Leicester.


The promotions are as a result of the practice’s continued success and a string of major instructions on significant projects across the UK. Our company business plan sets ambitious growth targets and the strategy is to give key individuals a stake in the business in order to encourage long term commitment to the company.  Mark Hobson commented:

“These appointments are in recognition of the significant contributions that all four have made to the success of the practice. They also strengthen our accountability structure and provide more resilience on projects for the benefit of our clients. Perhaps most importantly, they add new lifeblood to the management team, which will help to ensure our continued growth and success”.


Lee Smith joined maber in 2005 and heads a design team that has delivered successful commercial and education sector projects. See Lee’s team page for more info.


Andy Purvis joined the practice in 2004 and describes himself as a design-driven architect.

See Andy’s team page for more info.


Leo Ward came to maber in 2011, having previously worked in London, and now works with a small team heading up projects. See Leo’s team page for more info.


Tim Boxford joined the practice in 2012, having previously worked elsewhere in the East Midlands, Birmingham and New Zealand. See Tim’s team page for more info.