Area CEO, Gary Chandler, has been promoted to Chief Executive of Fourfront Group, the family of workplace specialists. Fourfront comprises of Area (workplace design and fit-out), 360 (workplace consultancy) and Sketch (furniture & logistics consultancy)
Chandler takes over the leadership of Fourfront Group from Clive Lucking who will be stepping back from the day-to-day involvement in the UK business, focusing on driving a strategic growth plan into Europe.
Chandler has over 25-years’ experience in the workplace design and fit-out sector, joining Area as a Project Director in 2004. Since that time, he has been instrumental in the firms’ growth, becoming Managing Director of Area Regions in 2007 and then CEO of Area in July 2017.
Speaking about his new appointment, Chandler said: “I’m extremely proud and excited about taking over the reins from Clive, who has been an amazing leader for the past 19 years. My ambition for Fourfront Group is to be recognised for achieving the best client experience in our industry, challenging the status quo, always striving to do things a little better. We will achieve this through embodying a great culture built on innovation, passion, client relationships and aligned values and strong ethics.
“We have had unprecedented levels of repeat business culminating in our strongest sales year to date. The positive feedback that our clients have given us is testament to our commitment to ‘Excellence in Delivery’ and ‘client for life philosophy.”
Chandler will work alongside Aki Stamatis, Group Chairman and Sion Davies, Group Chief Strategy Officer and the wider leadership team.
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“We will continue to develop The United Workplace and European expansion plans, creating a network of Workplace Specialists to support the Group’s vision to be the leading, globally connected workplace specialist.”
Gary concludes: “We have restructured the business and created a great platform to build upon. Our teams are working incredibly hard to create exceptional workplaces and I am personally very proud of what we are delivering to our clients.”