It was Dr Maya Angelou who best said, ‘they will forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel’. This sentiment and my readiness to support my clients and peers embodies my approach and overall character as a young consultant.
Cheryl Bannerman began her career as an aspiring architect, working for two years with an established practice where the first principle of design was to ensure that the built form told a strong yet sensitive story of its context and history. Following this, she went on to work within Harrow Council’s Regeneration team alongside pursuing her ambition to become a qualified Architect. Her overall experience has shaped the way she approached consultancy by using her training in design delivery and local government to manage a team of varying professionals to ensure that the shared vision is delivered.
In Cheryl’s short time as a consultant, she has supported the delivery of Harrow Councils multi-million-pound regeneration programme. She is currently working on the redevelopment of the 2021 New London Architecture-winning Grade II listed Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) town hall as well as the first phase of 2021 Planning Awards-nominated Grahame Parks estate regeneration.
She has been recognised by Harrow Council on her social value work to deliver an initiative to support Harrow College students into higher education. She has also been awarded the Inner Circle ‘Kudos’ award for managing the H&F design validation process with their Disabled Residents team and for driving the implementation of Inner Circle’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Programme.
At the core of Cheryl’s ethos is tenacity, collaboration and integrity and to be nominated for the ‘Rising Star Award’ affirms the impact that she had hoped to make when making the transition into consultancy.