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Interaction’s newest senior hire: Richard Saunders

We’re thrilled to announce another senior hire as we continue to expand in our drive to banish boring offices – we’ve appointed Richard Saunders as Contracts Director to lead our team of Contracts Managers and Site Managers in delivering some of the world’s best workplaces.

Having worked all over the UK and Europe for 20 years, Richard is looking forward to a better work/life balance in the South West.

Of joining the business, he says “Interaction have a unique, vibrant culture and a real passion for what they do, very much focussed on people; their own staff and those that end up using the fantastic spaces they design and build. I’m thrilled to be on board to help drive the next phase of Interaction’s success.”

An expert in both Cat A and Cat B major works projects, Richard has overseen developments of up to £20m, winning the 2019 CIJ Hungary award for ‘Best Fit Out Project’ for his work with Jaguar Land Rover in Budapest.

Saunders brings a wealth of experience in contract administration, including negotiations and tenders, and is an active member of various client steering committees and regional development groups.

A chartered Senior Construction Project Manager, and member of the Institute of Building, Saunders will oversee the continuous professional development and upskilling of all Interaction’s site teams, including ensuring all site staff attain NVQ–level certification.

Interactions’ Managing Director, Dieter Wood comments

“Richard is an enthusiastic, ambitious, results driven individual with over 23 years’ experience in the Commercial, Healthcare & Retail Construction industry. He’s a strong leader, people manager and problem solver with great commercial awareness and a proven track record in delivering large complex schemes. He has a broad range of experience across different sectors both in the UK and beyond into mainland Europe and is passionate about doing his part to improve standards across the construction industry.”

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