Jonathan Falkingham is chief executive, joint founder and shareholder of the Urban Splash Group. Urban Splash has an established reputation as a pioneer of urban regeneration and an advocate of modern design. Its awards include RIBA Awards for Architecture for all its major developments and, in 2002, the company became the first private property developer to receive the prestigious RIBA Client of the Year. It is currently investing over £250 million in regeneration projects across the country.
Originally from Bradford, Jonathan studied architecture at Liverpool University and left in 1989 with a first class honours degree. On graduating, he formed shedkm (as a founding director) which continues to be a vibrant and successful architects practice in Liverpool. As well as his role of chief executive at Urban Splash, Jonathan also sits on the board of Liverpool Architecture and Design Advisory Panel.
Jonathan's personal awards to date include the Ernst & Young National Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (1999) and several other Business of the Year Awards. He was awarded an MBE in 2013.