Ian Guyler, who is one of Leicester’s top 200 influential people has been appointed by workplace consultants and interior fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors as a Non-Executive Director.
The appointment follows a period of successful growth for Blueprint Interiors, which this year has been shortlisted for four business awards, which includes winning the Innovation in Construction category at the Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards 2019.
Mr Guyler has been ranked in the top 200 influential people in Leicester for the last four years on the back of his work acting as a consultant and non-exec to many local businesses. He is also chair of the Lord Taverners Charity in the East Midlands and as a former board member of The Foxes Trust. He also catalysed the team Leicestershire private sector presence at MIPIM from 2015 to 2017.
In his Non-Exec role with Blueprint Interiors he will be helping the management team which comprises founder and CEO Rob Day, Operations Director Rachel Biddles and Creative Director Chloe Sproston to develop and implement a long-term strategy to grow the business profitably beyond £5m turnover.
Commenting on the appointment, Operations Director Rachel Biddles said, “As a management team we welcome Ian’s invaluable insight and guidance as to how we can focus on our core markets and create a business that is both profitable and with a good sense of corporate social responsibility. Workplace consultancy and employee well being are at the core of our service proposition and Ian will help us to further embed this into our business and communicate the benefits of this USP to our existing and prospective clients.”
Ian Guyler added, “I am delighted that Blueprint Interiors has chosen to appoint me to advise them on their next phase of growth and to help shape the roles each Director will focus on as the long-term strategy unfolds. The business has been incredibly successful and has a solid foundation. I am looking forward to helping them develop the structures and processes that will support their ambitions.”
In 2018, the company re-located to Ivanhoe Business Park in Ashby de la Zouch and invested over £750,000 to create ‘WorkLife Central’ as a living example of how a workspace can be transformed from an institutional office space into a healthier office environment that inspires and motivates workforces, reduces absence, improves staff retention and helps the company to achieve financial and wellbeing objectives.
This has been the catalyst to increasing revenue from £2.7m to £3.9m, helped to attract and retain the best staff and subsequently provide a world class service to clients.