12th Jun 2020
Welcome to the Team, Mike McKeown!
We’re excited to welcome the newest member of our team – Mike McKeown, joining us as Client Services Director.
Although Mike’s appointment was agreed before the coronavirus pandemic, the quality of projects already in the pipeline meant we were confident that investing in this additional expertise and influence was the right thing to do, at a time when companies will need such expert advice to prepare their workspaces for the future.
Rob, our CEO and Founder, said,
“Even before the pandemic hit, we’d set out to prove that office design comprising rows and rows of desks was an outdated concept. We firmly believe these environments are as toxic as those in which battery farmed chickens are kept. There’s a growing realisation that people who can work more effectively are far happier, healthier, and more productive when given the option to work from home, with options to visit agile office spaces when they need to meet people or innovate and share ideas. The pandemic has merely accelerated this change in attitude and our theory that ‘free-range’ employees are a far greater asset, because they are healthier and more motivated, has become much more widely accepted. Having Mike on board will strengthen our reputation and ensure we’re well placed to advise companies who want to transform their workplace to be fit for the future.”
In a former role, Mike was Director of Paragon Group (1999 to 2017). He was responsible for sales growth and key account management during Paragon’s successful period of growth. But more recently, he worked in London as a Project Director for a leading interior design and build business.
Mike has also worked abroad in some fantastic countries, including Dubai and Japan. But he’s now settled in Stanton by Dale in Derbyshire with his wife and two children.
In his new role, Mike will oversee a sales and marketing programme that’s intended to position Blueprint Interiors as thought leaders in office design. He’ll also be helping us manage the increased demand from companies who want to create better environments for their people in the wake of the pandemic, as well as offering leadership and coaching to our existing sales team.
When we spoke to Mike, he said,
“Blueprint Interiors is on a journey of phased transition to becoming the region’s leading consultative led interior design company. The aims and goals of the business are very aligned to my personal style and approach to transforming office spaces. I’m really looking forward to identifying new clients who could benefit from this consultative approach to creating people-centric workplaces. My aim is to ensure that both existing and new clients receive an exemplary level of service in all the interactions they have with our business.”
Welcome aboard Mike, we’re pleased to have you!