Hi, I am Roxanne Townsend, I usually go by Roxy. Originally from the Midlands, I studied at Nottingham Trent for Part 1 and the University of the West of England for Part 2 and Part 3. I am now an Architect at Stride Treglown in Bristol, part of the schools team and I design secondary schools. Alongside my role as an Architect I am also a LandAid Ambassador, RIBA Mentor and FFT (Forum for Tomorrow) committee member. I have been at Stride Treglown for about four years and I have been qualified for just over a year.

Pride Road Franchise grew out of Founder Lisa Raynes refusal to accept that there was only one way for a woman to have an architecture career and a family life. She built her practice in the domestic sector, and then invested to turn her business into one that other ambitious architects wanting work/life balance can buy into. She had a seat on the RIBA Council (2015-18), was Chair of Women in Property NW and founded Manchester Curious, an urban architecture outreach festival. A franchise can be understood as a business-in-a-box; you are buying the experience, systems and processes of business success and enterprise.