Architect - Managing Partner

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    £75,000 - £85,000 + Equity / Share earnings

  • Contact:

    Matt Kirk

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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  • Consultant:

    Matt Kirk

If you're focussing on the basic salary and wondering if they will budge it a bit higher, then you're not realising the full extent of this opportunity. (They might do by the way). 
Putting money into a business to become a partner is the one thing so many Associates and Directors don't want to do. You worked hard enough to buy your house anyway. To then have to remortgage, or to risk it is a kick in the teeth. The only other alternative for some is to start your own practice. Well, maybe you don't need to do that. 
Even if you were a Partner in your business right now and you earned say, £70,000 with another £30,000 or even £50,000 in dividends, you'd be better off doing what you do with this business by far. 

So your expectations of earning £100k or £150k one day won't be met. Double it, or triple it as a minimum and you'll be much much closer. 
You're taking over a business within 3 - 5 years that turns over more than £3m right now. In 3 years that will be £5m. With your shares, once you've got your full stake you should be aiming at £200k, £300k... for starters. 
You'll be mentored by people who have made their fortunes before by setting up and selling national Architecture brands. You can quadruple the profit most Architecture businesses make from this turnover, and that profit will be yours one day very soon. 
This Architecture brand, the one you're now thinking about joining is one of the best known in Manchester. They have a nationwide reach, but the business was started in Manchester and it will always be centred around the Manchester head office.
It won't be a lonely journey. They want two people at the very top, and you'll have a full complement of Senior Management, business winners, Project delivers and Designers. 
Obviously, they don't just want someone who is a business winner, or someone who is just a designer, or just a great manager. They're looking for the lot, the keys to this business won't just be handed over to anybody.
The journey won't be one based around your personal development or helping you take over the many clients and contacts. You've already developed, and you're ready to take on the most rewarding challenge of your career. 
You'll want a chat about this opportunity and at the very least. You might want to know how your equity will be released, you might want me to go and ask permission to tell you who this company is, you might want to know the net profit they make out of that turnover. 
Don't hesitate, it's not going to hurt to ask.