SPONSOR: Simon Kirby, Business Development Manager -SHAPE Australia
After completing my Bachelor of Design (Architecture) in 2010, and whilst completing my Masters in Architecture, I started out as a designer working exclusively in commercial workspace for a D&C company. I later moved into a Design Manager role, managing a team of designers to further develop the company’s sector coverage and capability. Soon learning I had a liking and knack for business development, I gained promotion to Sales & Marketing Manager and loved both working with the designers whilst building client relationships every day. As of June 2016, I stepped into my latest position as the Design & Construct Manager for SHAPE Australia. A holistic role which comprises of business development, design & documentation and then preparing quotes for commercial workspace while maintaining trusted relationships with our clients.