Ryder Architecture, an esteemed international design practice founded in 1953, has been making significant strides in its mission to enhance the quality of the built environment and positively impact people's lives. With offices spanning across Newcastle, London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Amsterdam, Ryder Architecture has firmly established itself as a leading player in the industry.
Recognising the need to streamline and scale its operations in the face of rapid growth, Ryder embarked on a journey to develop its digital strategy. The objective was to leverage digital technologies and information systems to optimise internal processes, prioritise investments, and synchronise various digital workstreams within the practice.
In early 2020, Ryder Architecture took a strategic step by appointing Gray Fox as an interim Non-Executive Advisor. We were entrusted with providing strategic direction to facilitate Ryder's adoption of digital tools and systems.
By joining the Practice Board and integrating with the practice's governance structure, we offered invaluable guidance in formulating and implementing a comprehensive digital strategy. With our ongoing support, Ryder continues to gain a competitive advantage in an industry increasingly driven by digital innovation.
The partnership highlights the significance of having a digital expert supporting SMEs at the leadership level. Independent digital advisors provide strategic insights, impartial guidance, and a holistic view of technology's impact. We align digital initiatives with business objectives, drive innovation, and navigate cultural shifts. By staying informed about emerging technologies, we help keep practices ahead of the curve. Engaging a digital advisor empowers practice boards to embrace digital transformation confidently, unlocking success and sustainable growth.
"Gray Fox's experience in our industry and their breadth of knowledge of IT and business management are rare. Ryder Architecture has benefited enormously from his insight, challenge and ideas."
Operations Director, Ryder Architecture