Jobs to be created after architect lands six-figure funding line

Oulsnam Design, a family-run architecture and interior design company based in the Peak District, has secured a six-figure loan from HSBC that the firm says will create jobs.

Due to a steady increase in demand from existing and new clients for its architectural services during the pandemic, the business is refurbishing its 1500 sq ft offices and buying new IT equipment. The funding from HSBC UK will contribute towards the investment, enabling six new jobs to be created.

The company’s interior design projects were brought to a halt during the pandemic as a result of customers across the hospitality and leisure industry closing. However, the firm says this part of the business is slowly picking up as hotels and restaurants begin to plan for the future.

David Oulsnam, director at Oulsnam Design, said: “We’ve been fortunate enough to experience a steady amount of architectural business during the pandemic. This, along with the green shoots we’re seeing for new interior design work and hotel sales, allows us to plan for the future. Thanks to the support from our Relationship Manager at HSBC UK, Dan Pawar, we’re confident that refurbishing our offices will enable continued growth and the creation of new jobs.”

David Tomlinson, HSBC UK East Midlands area director, added: “Despite the Covid-19 crisis, Oulsnam Design has continued to trade and provide important services to its clients. HSBC UK was happy to support the business as it looks beyond the pandemic and makes exciting plans for future expansion.”