george gifford

director

George is a Chartered Engineer, respected amongst his clients and colleagues for his commitment to retaining hands-on involvement in his projects from conception to completion. He has a broad range of experience across various sectors, for both public and private sector clients, and a particular specialism in sustainable design and renewable technologies.

George served a trade apprenticeship with a local authority during his formative years in the construction industry, before becoming a design engineer and gaining consultancy experience with two national multi-disciplinary engineering firms before joining Desco. He joined the practice initially as an Associate Director managing one of the practice’s mechanical design groups before being promoted to the board of directors in 2007. George is responsible for managing design teams in Sunderland and Manchester offices and for the technical delivery of projects.