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John Rudge

Regional Manager (South West and Wales) BA (Hons), B Arch (Hons), RIBA

My work background:

I qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1976 and practiced at various firms and their offices in Nottingham, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Hong Kong and Muscat and I gained a lot of experience in hospitals, offices and headquarters, performing arts and conference venues, defence projects, apartments and hotels. I’ve also held partnerships and directorships in design and management roles of major projects.

About my role:

I’m the Regional Manager (South West and Wales) of Hickton Group. I joined the team in 2019 with a view to help develop the business in the South West and Wales region. The Group challenge is fascinating as an Architect to many major projects including office head quarters, large theatres and opera houses, and many hospitals. Quality site inspection has always been more difficult than design and Hickton Group has a good professional approach to the solution.

About me:
I met my wife at University and we now have six grandchildren, one is Welsh, one Australian and four are English. I have travelled to fifty one countries and worked in twenty eight as an architect (the best places in my opinion are Oman and Hong Kong). I became an honorary Welshman when I was asked to join London Welsh in respect of eight years work in Cardiff as Architect to the Wales Millennium Centre.

Random facts:
A founder member of the cycling charity rides to MIPIM Cannes and MAPIC Cannes, I have completed twelve rides since 2006. I have cycled in nine countries including Namibia.

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