Today we are delighted to announce a series of leadership appointments in a move that will position Paramount for its next phase of growth.
Richard Jones has been elevated from his role as Managing Director into a newly-created post of Chief Executive Officer. Helen Bartlett has been appointed as his successor.
Richard joined the company 15 years ago and acquired Paramount in a 2018 management buyout.
Helen Bartlett, who joined the company as a receptionist in 1998 with a degree in Interior Architecture, previously operated as Design Manager for 11 years and subsequently Design Director for seven years.
Under the new roles, Richard will assume responsibility for the overall strategic development of the business, while Helen will oversee the operational management whilst ensuring design and quality remain at the heart of our offering.
Richard Jones said: “This marks the start of an exciting new chapter in Paramount’s success story. Our company is now perfectly positioned to build on momentum generated by our brilliant team to continue to achieve year-on-year growth and fulfil its vast potential.
“I have seen Paramount go from strength to strength since I joined the company as a Project Manager 15 years ago, thanks to the incredibly high standards we set, and I am looking forward to working closely with Helen and the management team to keep powering Paramount forward.
“A new management structure and substantial investment in our Bristol office signals the company’s commitment to moving with the times, and as we implement our growth strategy, we will make sure Paramount is a company that Wales can be proud of for many years to come.”
The new leadership structure follows a period of sustained growth for Paramount, including the opening of a brand-new inspirational workspace at Dock House on Bristol’s historic harbourside. Read more on this here.
Helen Bartlett added: “I’m extremely excited about what the future holds for Paramount and the new structure means we are perfectly equipped to expand our horizons as we target new markets.
“Thanks to my role as Design Director and the experience of the property industry that come with being with the business for almost 25 years, I’m in a very strong position to understand who Paramount are, where we have come from and where we are going.
“It’s fair to say that Paramount is part of my DNA. The brand and the people are at the heart of what I believe makes us different.
“Projects that are design-led with attention to detail are at the core of the business and will remain a key part of Paramount going forward, while also being agile enough to expand into other disciplines.”
Exciting times indeed. Congratulations Richard and Helen, from all the team!