South East Creatives encourages businesses in the creative, cultural and digital sectors to take advantage of a new £5.1 million grants and support programme.
Each month our case studies highlight a programme recipient. This month we are showcasing Paul Simms.
Paul Simms is a RIBA chartered Architect who has spent more than two decades working in large Architectural practices including Foster and Partners, Future Systems and Make Architects running prestigious design projects for clients including The British Museum, Imperial College, Brookfield and Great Portland Estates.
In 2018 Paul founded Profile Architects based at the Glassworks in the Creative Quarter in Folkestone and has been working on a broad range of projects in London and the Southeast across most sectors including residential, commercial, leisure, cultural and education. Paul is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Kent and an active panel member on several London Borough Design Panels.
How South East Creatives (SECCADS) has supported my business:
SECCADS have been incredibly supportive of our business since we moved to the Glassworks last year, providing new connections and networking opportunities that have helped lay the foundations of our new practice.
We enrolled on the SouthEast Creatives business growth mentoring scheme at the beginning of 2020 which made us think hard about our approach to Architecture and helped shape the focus of our work. As part of this process South East Creatives and Creative Folkestone invited us to participate in one of their online Tech Talks which has had a huge outreach and received fantastic feedback.
In addition we have started exploring new frontiers in our design work and are embracing the emerging digital technologies in new ways, allowing us to visualise and communicate our ideas with our clients and collaborators in increasingly imaginative ways.