Metropolis 88 has restructured its senior management team in a bid to cope with booming staff numbers and workload.
“We now have 19 full-timers, which is nearly double what we had nine months ago,” says group managing director Steve Kitsberg.
Peter Rock arrives at the consultancy from outside the design sector this week to take over as marketing director from Matthew Bright. Bright takes up the newly created position of new business development director on the group’s expanded four-strong board. Mike Jewitt remains creative director alongside Kitsberg.
John Hamer, who joined Metropolis 88 seven years ago as junior designer, has been promoted to associate director to head up Metropolis 88’s graphics department, and is likely to join the senior company board “in the course of time”, says Kitsberg.
Freelance designer Andrea Vaughan joins as senior interior designer on 1 September. Huw Walker joined the interiors project management team this month.
Additional business from recently retained clients Lillywhites and Unilever has fuelled staff expansion at Metropolis 88, which handles own-brand packaging for Safeway and interior design for shoe retailer Shellys.