Independent Design House (IDH), the engineering design consultancy based in the UK and Poland, is consolidating a successful 2020 with the appointment of Ian Fernandes-Johnson as managing director, as Tim Burt moves into a new CEO position at the company.
Now over 30 people-strong, the business has also welcomed a new Engineering Manager as it eyes further expansion in the South West.
IDH has just opened its first office in Bristol, led by Fernandes-Johnson. This will be a new addition to its UK operations, currently centred in Maidstone, which works closely with its hub in Krakow, which is now known as Independent Design House Sp. Z o.o.
Leading UK operations will be the new managing director, Fernandes-Johnson.
Fernandes-Johnson comments: “Building on my experiences working in some major construction companies I felt it was the right time for me to step up to a managing director role. I’m particularly excited about joining such a great team, opening a new Bristol office, and developing our offering to the industry in this part of the country, building and on our work in London and the South East. I’m looking forward to working with existing customers and offering our services more broadly.”
Meanwhile, as CEO, Burt will be overseeing the business as a whole.
He comments: “2020 laid the groundwork for a brilliant new year, and we’re so pleased we can bring Ian on board as MD while I expand my role. We will be focusing on developing our UK team to concentrate on design delivery and management, with our core team of highly technical engineers undertaking design and analysis from our base in Poland.”