Press Release 18.09.2018

Gillespies grows top tier with addition of two new partners

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Sarah Gibson and Eugenia Grilli to Partner, bringing the total number of Partners in the firm to eight.

These promotions recognise the significant contribution, commitment and expertise that both have demonstrated during their combined service of 30 years, and will strengthen the firms' capability to further grow and diversify its already high profile UK and international portfolio of work.

As a well-respected authority in landscape planning and assessment, Sarah Gibson has been instrumental in developing landscape planning expertise across the practice, positioning Gillespies as one of the UK’s leading practitioners in this important sector. During her 26 years at Gillespies Sarah has made huge contributions to the growth and success of Gillespies’ Manchester studio. She is currently working on some of the UK’s most challenging and high-profile projects for clients including HS2, National Grid and a number of local authorities, supported by a team of dedicated colleagues who are all experts in their field.

Eugenia Grilli joined Gillespies' London studio in 2015 and rapidly established herself as a leading figure within the Practice, combining her passion and enthusiasm for high-quality design, with her ability to craft complex and transformational landscapes. Over the last three years, she has made a significant contribution to the expansion of Gillespies’ international portfolio, with new projects based in South America, Russia, Cyprus, Italy and the UK. Eugenia is currently leading the design of a wide range of landscape-led residential developments in Moscow, Russia, as well as a major public plaza in Bogota, Colombia with leading architects Roger Stirk Harbour and Partners.

Steve Wardell, Managing Partner at Gillespies, comments;

“These two promotions represent our ongoing commitment and desire to continue to grow the business and to recognise and reward skill and talent. Both Sarah and Eugenia have significantly contributed to our success, and their breadth of experience and expertise will be invaluable as we embark on the next exciting stage of our practice’s growth. I am proud and delighted to welcome these passionate, talented and dedicated professionals into the Partnership.”

Image: Sarah Gibson and Eugenia Grilli