Top local architect named runner up Businessman of the Year

Owner of Warrington-based DV8 Designs, Lee Birchall, has been named as a runner up in the ‘Businessman of the Year’ category at the 2015 Warrington Business Awards.

 With experience spanning across two decades in the architecture and interior design industry, Lee was nominated for his efforts in delivering business excellence, in addition to his involvement in community projects.

 As one of three candidates in the notable category, Lee attended a glittering awards ceremony, which was held at Lymm Rugby Club.

 Lee Birchall said:

“I’m so proud to have been placed in this category, just to have been nominated means so much. I was up against some stiff competition, so it gives me a real sense of achievement to be involved – I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all of the award winners.

 “Warrington is a wonderful place for businesses to grow and excel, as the support from the local community has been fantastic. Being based in Birchwood Park means that the team and I are located in such a prime business location, whereby we are able to connect with likeminded local businesspeople as well as those visiting from further afield.”

 Founded by Lee in 2006, DV8 Designs has attained high acclaim through its impressive and diverse portfolio that includes residential, bars, pubs, restaurants, hotels, leisure centres, swimming pools, spas, golf clubs and offices. High-profile local projects include Gullivers Theme Park & Hotel and the Jolly Thresher.

 Outside of his work life Lee can be found fundraising for a number of local and national charities including Warrington Disability Partnership. Last year, Lee raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research after participating in an eight-hour sponsored spin-a-thon.

 Lee added:

“I definitely think it’s important to give something back to my hometown and the community, which is why in my spare time I like to take part in charity fundraisers, for instance, sponsored runs. I try to get involved with them as much as possible, as it gives me a real feel good factor.

 “DV8 Designs was established almost ten years ago, and the business has gone from strength to strength and continued to grow and develop – in line with the business’ success, it’s fantastic to have been up for such a prominent award. Given the scale of high calibre of award entries, I am delighted to have my efforts recognised and achieve a runner up position.”

 The Warrington Business Awards, which are sponsored by HSBC, seek to showcase the best of business in Warrington. The Businessman of the Year category was judged by Ian Cox, Centre Director of Golden Square and Tony Fulton, Area Director Corporate Banking at HSBC.

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