Member Spotlight: Richard Shaw of Mace Group

February 10, 2021

We spoke with Richard Shaw, Operations Director for Mace Group who have been a member at Gilbanks for 18 months.

Tell us a little bit about your business?

Mace is a £2bn international consultancy and construction business that is a leader in shaping cities and communities of the future. We have a small consultancy team of c 20 staff at Gilbanks that has steadily grown since its establishment a few years ago that is delivering a wide range of projects across the Yorkshire region.

What are the most important things for you when considering a productive workspace for your team in Leeds?
A flexible, high quality environment that supports collaboration and embodies our purpose to redefine the boundaries of ambition.

What has been your clients’ perception of your office?

Very impressed. One of our blue chip global manufacturing clients in particular have been keen to hold meetings at One Park Row.

Can you tell us a little about the other businesses / people you meet at One Park Row?

There’s a varied mix of different businesses in Leeds. We regularly engage in positive conversations with peers and have been able to share market intelligence and opportunities on multiple occasions.

What would you say makes Gilbanks stand out from the other serviced office providers?

For us. It’s the quality of the space throughout and the breakout area in particular. The level of service from front of house staff is superb.