A Recap of Our Pride Road Franchise Development Day

Recently, we hosted another one of our Pride Road Franchise Development Days. But what’s all the buzz behind these company events?

We’ll recap our latest occasion, an excursion to the south coast.

What is a Pride Road Franchise Development Day?

Every two months, a Pride Road Development Day is held to connect our national team members and build our famous rapport with each other. We host them in different locations across the United Kingdom.

It always proves to be a highly anticipated event amongst our ranks, sharing great industry stories and immersing in some brilliant local activities.

Where Did We Host Our Latest One?

This Pride Road Development Day was held in Bournemouth by our regional residential architect, Laura. There’s always a bit of charm about the south coast – our host was certainly bringing that comforting yet exciting atmosphere.

Arriving in the city felt just like another Pride Road home, bettered by all the fantastic activities throughout the day.

What Happened During the Day?

The day was full of that traditional Pride Road Development day antics. There was lots of catching up, discussing, fun, and showcasing the latest company work in Bournemouth and the New Forest. We even went cruise ship spotting in Southampton (can you spot the boat?)

However, our team that attended the Development Day could explain the events best.

Comments from Our Team

Pride Road team members Shuahra Rahman and Lisa Raynes returned from the event with many positive things to say.

Sutton & Kingston Architect Shuahra Rahman said:

“Eventful day in Bournemouth… boxing, yoga, and meditation on the beach, followed by exploring Laura’s newly designed refurb in Sway, with lunch in her glorious kitchen.. then interesting insights from a local Engineer!”

Pride Road Founder Lisa Raynes added:

“Meeting up with the lionesses in New Forest and Bournemouth via Southampton. I finally saw a wild horse in Brockenhurst and was terrified it would come after me!”

It was a great day out down south, and we look forward to our Pride Road Development Days every couple of months in new cities as we continue to expand across the UK.

How About Joining Us on Our Next Adventures?

Does a Pride Road Development day sound like an attractive prospect to you? We’re a franchise dedicated to giving architects incredible opportunities through opening an office under the Pride Road name.

Besides joining us on our adventures, what are the advantages of becoming a Pride Road franchise?

The Benefits of Joining the Pride Road Team

As a pride road member, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

Be your boss as an architect.
Be part of one of the nation’s most innovative and unique architectural franchises.
Join us in all our fun activities
Connect with all our knowledgeable, experienced, and insightful team members

You don’t have to run a practice on your own; Pride Road is always here to support you!

Contact Us to Learn More

We’re recruiting if you’re interested in joining the Pride Road team! Please email lisa@prideroad.co.uk to learn more. We kindly note that you must be a UK-registered architect to apply for a position.

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About the Author

Pride Road was set up by Lisa Raynes, an architect with over 20 years and an active member of the RIBA council.

Before starting her own practice in 2010, Lisa had worked as an architect for over a decade. In 2009, the recession was well underway and Lisa had been made redundant twice during her career – once while on maternity leave. Although setting up her own practice started as a necessity, it turned out to be the best thing that could have happened.

Lisa set up her first business – Raynes Architecture Ltd – in 2010, specialising in home refurbishments and extensions. Through her business, Lisa was able to carve out a meaningful architectural career that also allowed her to balance her family life. Working closely with homeowners and people with smaller projects, she found a stream of business that was able to ride out the downturn comfortable, while giving her the chance to help develop properties that truly contributed to people’s lives.
Recognising that a change was needed in the Architecture industry, for women and working mums in particular, Lisa rebranded her practice to Pride Road – the architectural practice franchise that helps trained architects escape the inflexible and long working hours of traditional architecture practices. Pride Road help others run their own business and achieve a better work-life balance, with the support of Lisa’s experience and brand.Through Pride Road, Lisa wants to give architects the skills, knowledge and resources needed to build their own successful architecture business, while campaigning to make the profession happier, healthier, more diverse and inclusive.
Are you interested in joining the Pride Road team? Download your free prospectus by completing the form here.