The Small Practice Group represents RIBA members in practices with 10 staff or fewer, and works with representatives of government and our fellow institutes to make the voice of the smaller practice heard.
Its areas of responsibility include:
facilitation of effective competition by small practices in a changing procurement arena
effective two-way communication between small practices and the RIBA
helping small practice to access the services of the RIBA, particularly those of the Practice department
promoting to clients the advantages of using small practices
encouraging liaison between practices and other small businesses outside the field of architecture
advising on the formulation of policy and strategy.
One of the Small Practice Group's main activities is Guerrilla Tactics, the annual RIBA small practice CPD day and conference held over two days at the RIBA's London headquarters, providing architects with a lively programme of seminars, presentations and panel discussions.
The Group has developed a position paper on public sector procurement policy as it impacts on SMEs and micro-practices. The recommendations of the position paper have been incorporated into the RIBA's response to the EU Green Paper on the modernisation of EU public procurement policy - Towards a more efficient European Procurement Market.
Chair: Manuel Nogueira
Members: Mark Benzie, Christopher Brummit, Chris Bryant, James Burrell, Robert Dabell, Marianne Davys, Tzena James, Balvinder Matharu, Andrew Reed, Graham Wright.