Andy Wilde

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Describe your business

Wilde Architects specialises in design-led sustainable development. We help homeowners and developers maximise their projects by focusing on adding value through design and using the latest 3D technology.

What has been your greatest business achievement?

As a recent graduate from the Manchester School of Art I was part of a group awarded with the WPA 2.0 ‘Working Public Architecture’ Award in Washington DC. We competed against a group of international projects and to be recognised on this stage for our work was a huge achievement.

What made you want to work for yourself?

The freedom that being self-employed would involve was the biggest selling point for me. I wanted the power to create a business with a clear vision and social agenda.

Why is self-employment so important?

As a freelance architect I have the power to create spaces and places that improve people’s lives. The process is subject to change and I evolve with it through technological advancements. It’s so exciting to be able to do this in such a flexible and fluid way.