John Symes

John Symes - Kingsley Symes Consulting Ltd.

A Chartered Building Surveyor by profession, over the last 30 years John has focused on the design and delivery of workplaces for commercial organisations in a variety of sectors including Media, Insurance, Finance, Telecoms, Professional Services, Publishing, Education, Defence and Mining. John brings his particular blend of professionalism, design flair and management to high profile projects both in the UK and abroad. His responsibilities extend from Workplace Strategy through Change Management, Design and Project Management.

In the capacity of Workplace Strategist, John has led strategic reviews of the real estate portfolios of Hewitt and Orange in the UK and India. Acting as Project Director, John has concluded several fast-track workplace transformation projects for Swiss Re, France Telecom, Orange and Penguin Books, totaling >50,000 m2.

John’s international experience includes assignments in France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Spain, USA, India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Kingsley Symes Consulting Ltd exists to provide Workplace Consulting, Design, Change Management and Project Management for commercial occupier clients.

Expertise: Workplace Consulting, Strategy, Workplace Design, Project Management, Change Management.

Based in: SW London / Surrey, UK
Area Covered: Global