Transforming the world through design

At Benoy, our aim is to transform the world we live in through design. 

We leverage our understanding of global trends, local cultures and client needs to create iconic destinations that enrich people’s lives, enhance nature, and deliver lasting economic value.

Clients come to us not only because we can deliver a building, but because we understand their vision for their overall development and the long-term value it can provide. We partner with our clients, sharing their ambitions, frustrations and success – helping them create a lasting legacy through the built environment.

We’ve been doing this for over 70 years – the past 20 at a global level. And we’ll continue doing it long into the future.

Unconstrained by sectoral parameters, building formats, head office agendas or egos, we focus on agile, flexible, and experiential design. Design that is tailored to the needs of the people who live in, work in, and use the destinations we create.

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Design as a force for good

Across the organisation, we retain an unwavering belief in design as a force for good. Design that is tailored to the needs of those who live in, work in and use the destinations we create.

We care about the people and places we design for, and want to help shape sustainable urban environments for future generations. We believe that doing things in the right way and staying true to our values is good for our clients, our staff, our communities and the planet.

To this end, we assess our work against the following criteria and commitments:

Economic prosperity
Through our strong retail heritage, we’ve become experts in optimising the profitability of space. Across our portfolio, we create wealth and commercial value from generating profit for our clients to stimulating employment opportunities and attracting external investment.

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Social wellbeing
In our design work we aim to meet the needs and aspirations of local people. We positively impact individuals and communities by improving social spaces, places and facilities and enhancing sense of place and belonging.

Sustainable development

We engage with the principles of environmental design and ?smart’ urban development. We’re committed to minimising our footprint and promoting sustainability by increasing greenspace and landscaped areas, using eco-friendly materials and methods and ensuring long-term project value and durability.

In everything we do, our goal is to push our people and clients to engage with these criteria. In this way, we maximise the value of our work for multiple stakeholders.

We call this approach the Benoy Promise?—?click to read more.

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Interconnectedness, collaboration and cultural insight

Through our devolved global structure, we draw on experiences from around the world, with the agility to pursue new ventures and grow our network. 

Autonomous and distinct, our global offices are free to innovate as they see fit to meet the needs of clients. Their local insight and knowledge shapes our understanding of project requirements, as we immerse ourselves in the cultures of the locations in which we operate.

While we view the world and the built environment from multiple perspectives, our studios and our people are wholly connected and interdependent. Encompassing 33 different nationalities and diverse market environments, our international workforce enables us to share ideas and co-create across borders, sectors, specialisms, and time-zones. 

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From cowsheds to Kowloon – a journey of innovation and expansion

Benoy began in 1947 as a three-man architect firm designing cowsheds in rural Nottinghamshire. Over the last 70 years we have grown rapidly, but we have always remained true to our business roots and family mindset. Since the very beginning, we have retained a strong belief in the importance of intimacy, honesty and dedication in our work and client relationships.

Our long history of family ownership has provided financial reassurance, business continuity and stability. It has also created firm foundations from which to promote British design as we expand into new territories. And now, as an established international brand, whose portfolio includes Elements Mall in Kowloon, Hong Kong and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, we continue to innovate and evolve. From cowsheds to Kowloon, we have come a long way, but we have not forgotten who we are.

Our Team



1 Graham Cartledge
Graham Cartledge CBE
2 Tom Cartledge
Tom Cartledge
4 Laura Barnes
Laura Barnes
Group Brand Director
5 Jacqueline Beckingham
Jacqueline Beckingham
Global Creative Director
6 Simon Bee
Simon Bee
Design Director
7 Rob Bentley
Robert Bentley
8 Dawn Bingham
Dawn Bingham
Group Talent Director
28 Amy Cartledge
Amy Cartledge
Regional Operations Director EMEA
13 John Dawes
John Dawes
Jon Grant v2
Jon Grant
Director, Interior Design
Shahinda Hasan
Shahinda Hasan
Head of Finance
23 Barry Hughes
Barry Hughes
Design Director
16 Gregory Kovacs
Gregory Kovacs
People Website
Wesley Louie
Head of Design, Singapore
Neil Morling
Group Finance Director
19 Qin Pang
Qin Pang
Director, Head of Shanghai Studio
Jacob Perkins v1
Jacob Perkins
Head of Client Development
Mark Priskv2
Mark Prisk
Strategic Advisor to the Board
22 Terence Seah
Terence Seah
Director, Head of Hong Kong, Singapore and Shenzhen
Wei Tang people
Wei Tang
Project Director, Shanghai Studio
Teri Tsang Website
Teri Tsang
Director, Hong Kong Studio Lead
25 Jamie Webb
Jamie Webb
Head of Benoy EMEA
26 Mike Wilson Maccormack
Mike Wilson-MacCormack
Director, Head of Newark Studio
Yejia Zhu
Project Director, Shanghai Studio

For new business enquiries, please contact:

Rosie Jones
Rosie Jones
Europe, Middle East and Africa
29 Emi Wang
Emi Wang
31 Komal Datta
Komal Datta