On Wednesday, July the 20th, guests at the recent event organised by Women in Property North West had the opportunity to listen to an architect Lisa Raynes talking about her architect franchise, Pride Road. The event was hosted by Myerson Solicitors in their new offices in Altrincham, Cheshire.
Lisa, a RIBA National Council member and a past chairman of WiP North West branch, introduced her concept of a new, recession-proof business model for architects who would like to set up their own practice but have no experience in running a company. The idea springs from Lisa’s personal experience of 19 years of working as an architect across all sectors and running her successful practice in South Manchester.
Pride Road operates exclusively in the domestic residential market. It provides proven business systems, training and support in all areas, and a much better work – life balance than working for a big company. This is important especially for women who need to balance their demanding careers with raising children. Equally, the opportunity is open to men seeking more control over their work-life balance. After successful launches in Manchester and Liverpool, Pride Road is now actively seeking new franchisees willing to take over new territories nationwide.
The audience learned about Lisa’s career as an architect and her dedication in addressing gender disparity in the profession.
“It has been fantastic to listen to Lisa and to learn about the real solution that Pride Road offers to women architects who may need more flexibility in their careers ”, said Joanne Perritt from Myerson.
“Today I heard a lot of invaluable advice that will help women throughout the industry”, added Sasha Wayne, chairman of the Women in Property, North West branch.