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Company News SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AND DOUBLE TURNOVER FOR MERSEY ARCHITECTS Merseyside architect’s practice Studio RBA is set to more than double its turnover to £400k in just its second year.

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his comes alongside news of three appointments to the growing firm, with two directors and a technician bringing the team to 10 permanent staff. Jack Johnson, aged 32, joins as an architect director, having worked previously for A2 Architects; while Kenny McNaughton, also 32, is Studio RBA’s new managing director, joining from Dutch firm Koole to take on a split design and business management role. The third new recruit is architectural technologist Matthew Johnson, 22, who has gained a reputation as a rising star in the industry, joining from L7 Architects. Adam Morgan, director of Studio RBA, said: “It’s been a great couple of years for us, one that has seen us carve our niche in the sector, punching above our weight to successfully compete for some huge North West developments. It’s important that a new business grows steadily and doesn’t sit still, so when the chance came to add vital skills and experience to the group, we didn’t hesitate.” Liverpool-based Studio RBA was formed in July 2017 by founding director Adam Morgan and has since built a strong reputation for original design and efficiency, backed by a young team which has turned around more than 140 projects, across the region, worth over £125m.

RHODAR PROVIDES TECH DONATION FOR YORKSHIRE PRIMARY SCHOOL Leeds-based Rhodar, a leading specialist enabling works provider of asbestos removal, demolition and remediation services, has donated 12 tablets to Farfield Primary School in Bradford to support its students across all key stage development areas.

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he tablets were fully refurbished by Rhodar’s IT specialists and will be used to support students in developing their technology, mathematics, and English skills with educational games and apps.

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The tablets will also be used at Breakfast Club alongside other activities such as table football and arts and crafts. On Fridays the school offers students half an hour of ‘Golden Time’ where they choose fun activities and games for a reward at the end of the week. The tablets will also be brought into classrooms as a bonus treat for this.

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Ewan Clark, business manager at Farfield Primary School, said: “We are so pleased to have been given these tablets because now-a-days you think that everyone at home has a tablet, but that isn’t always the case for our children. This donation gives them the opportunity to become familiar with the technology now in every day use at high school and for workplaces. Everyone was so excited, especially the school council once we were informed. “Earlier in the year, the children created a wish list of equipment and activities they wanted for the school and tablets were at the very top. We’d all like to say a big thank you to Rhodar for this generous donation.”

Raj Penaser, IT manager at Rhodar, said: “It’s a privilege to be able to donate these tablets to Farfield Primary School. New technology is constantly being developed but products can often come with an expensive price tag, meaning tablets and similar gadgets aren’t accessible to everyone. With this donation, we hope the children at Farfield are able to engage with their lessons through technology and that it helps prepare them for the future.”

“Earlier in the year, the children created a wish list of equipment and activities they wanted for the school and tablets were at the very top. We’d all like to say a big thank you to Rhodar for this generous donation.”

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