Providing an exceptional client experience
Our ambition is to be recognised for achieving the best client experience in our industry. We will achieve this through embodying a great culture built on innovation, passion, client relationships, aligned values and strong ethics. The people we employ are pivotal to achieving our ambition.
Gary is CEO of Area and the wider Fourfront Group. His wealth of knowledge and passion for delivering excellence has driven the business to develop the market-leading position it holds today.
Supporting the Group’s vision to be the leading, globally connected, workplace creator, he now works with an Executive Leadership Team to further drive and develop Area’s success.
When not working, Gary stays active by participating in triathlons and playing golf. He is also a supporter of Shooting Star Chase, Fourfront Group’s chosen charity.
Group Design Director
James joined Area in 2009 after running an award-winning design consultancy.
Responsible for heading up the Design Department in the Regions, James is passionate about delivering innovative designs that are a true reflection our clients’ culture and brands. His work for leading organisations such as Cameron, McAfee, Openwork, Thunderhead.com and Citrix have often resulted in setting the standard for future office design and fit-out projects in UK and across Europe.
Outside of work James enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, skiing, motor sport and renovating his own period house.
Group Operations Director
Lee joined Fourfront Group as Operations Director in 2016, bringing over 25 years of experience with him. His focus is on Excellence and Delivery across every aspect of the Group.
His background is in major projects, having started working for Laing Management on the £500m British Library project in 1989. Lee has worked on numerous large projects, including the £6m refurbishment of the Grade Two Listed Centre Point for the CBI.
Outside of work, his hobbies include running, football and cooking. He has also been a Trustee of the dementia charity, Dementia Carers Count, since 2012.
Group Marketing Director
Guenaelle, our French Marketing Director has been working in the industry for over 15 years. She heads up the busy Marketing team and leads the development and implementation of the Group’s marketing strategy to support he business’s vision. Particular focus is given to our multichannel lead generation activities, thought Leadership programme and geographical expansion plans. Guenaelle is passionate about interiors, inside and outside work and when not in the office, busy looking after two very active boys!
Group IT Director
Chief Strategy Officer
Sion manages and facilitates the continued growth of Area in the vibrant London marketplace.
With 20 years of management experience within the sector, he ensures the highest levels of service, design and value for our clients. Sion’s understanding of the unique demands of client needs has helped establish Area as the capital’s market leader.
Sion is also a full time Welsh rugby fan and part time Under 7’s coach with a 100% white collar boxing record of 2 bouts and 2 defeats!
Chief Financial Officer
Mark joined the board of Fourfront Group in January 2015 and brings with him extensive experience in financial leadership roles across a number of fast-moving and high-growth global organisations.
Mark has over 20 years of experience working with leadership teams to build and deliver business growth and change strategies including business acquisitions, new market entry strategies and financial systems implementation projects.
Each and every member of the team contributes to the amazing culture we share here are Area. These are the people that deliver such fantastic work and are the reason why our clients come back and work with us time and time again.