Area CEO Gary Chandler has been promoted to Chief Executive of Fourfront Group, the family of workplace specialists. Fourfront comprises of Area (workplace design and fit-out), 360 (workplace consultancy) and Sketch (furniture & logistics consultancy)
Gary takes over the leadership of Fourfront Group from Clive Lucking who will be stepping back from the day to day involvement in the UK business, focusing on driving a strategic growth plan into Europe. Fourfront is building on its leading position in the UK market place and Gary’s appointment is part of a new and exciting phase for the Group.
Gary has over 25-years’ experience in the workplace design and fit-out sector, joining Area as a Project Director in 2004. Since that time, Gary has been instrumental in the firms’ growth, becoming Managing Director of Area Regions in 2007 and then CEO of Area in July 2017. Gary will work alongside Aki Stamatis, Group Chairman and Sion Davies, Group Chief Strategy Officer and the wider Leadership team.
Gary Chandler said: “I’m extremely proud and excited about taking over the reins from Clive, who has been an amazing leader for the past 19 years. My ambition for Fourfront Group is to be recognised for achieving the best client experience in our industry, challenging the status quo and always striving to do things better. We will achieve this through embodying a great culture built on innovation, passion, client relationships, aligned values and strong ethics.
“We have had unprecedented levels of repeat business culminating in our strongest sales year to date. The positive feedback that our clients have given us is testament to our commitment to ‘Excellence in Delivery’ and ‘Client for Life’ philosophy.
“We will continue to develop The United Workplace and European expansion plans, creating a network of partners to support the Group’s vision to be the leading, globally connected workplace specialist.”
Gary concludes: “We have restructured the business and created a great platform to build upon. Our teams are working incredibly hard to create exceptional workplaces and I am personally very proud of what we are delivering to our clients."