Llama Group Keeps Expanding
- ADAM JOHN - GROUP DESIGN DIRECTOR
Adam is an experienced RIBA Architect, and our Group Design Director. Having worked for many years in London on High End Residential Projects, he now oversees the complete design output from the Llama Group, which currently consists of Chartered RIBA Practice, Llama Architects & our Interior Architecture Company, Janey Butler Interiors. Working closely with Andy and Janey Butler and feeding all their experiences, travels and lifetime of creating ground breaking homes all over the UK and abroad into our Architects and Designers so that the Llama/Janey Butler brand continues to grow and translate into all of our projects. Adam also works closely with our Group Operational Director, David Green who is responsible for translating and packaging all Design Output to our projects Director who ultimately turns our designs into a stylish often award-winning reality.
- DAVID GREEN -
GROUP OPERATIONAL DIRECTOR
David has recently joined the business as our Group Operational Director. He works alongside Adam John (Group Design Director) and closely with our Architects, Interior Designers and Construction team to ensure the ultimate successful delivery of each project.
He has a wealth of management experience from a career which has spanned over 25 years. He has worked for a number of award winning Architectural practices across a variety of project sectors and for the last 10 years- exclusively within the bespoke high end residential sector. These include a variety of extremely challenging new build and refurbishment projects in some of the most exclusive residential addresses in central London.
David enjoys travel, sport and spending time with his wife and four daughters.
Andy studied Architecture at the University of Sheffield and the Bartlett, and has a wide range of experience across residential and commercial sectors. He has worked with some of the biggest developers operating in London and the UK, and with his eye for logistical challenges was instrumental in delivering the first block of the Athletes’ Village for London 2012.
Andy’s first love is one-off houses, and his work includes the unique & award-winning House Little Venice, and Queen’s Court in St John’s Wood where the latest methods in prefabricated timber construction were used.
He is a diligent architect with an eye for practicality, simplicity and usability in design, and enthusiastic on integrating green and sustainable ideas. He enjoys solving problems and building solid relationships with clients. Andy teams up again at Llama Architects with Adam John after they worked together for several years in London.
James was born and brought up on a farm, which has given him a great grounding in a wide variety of trades that were necessary to keep the farm running. He trained as a Quantity Surveyor from leaving school at 16, working full time whilst studying part time in college to gain his degree.
James’ work experience is varied from working for consultant quantity surveying companies early on in his career to more recently builders and developers of mainly residential properties in the UK, Isle of Man and as far afield as Dubai.
James is also the proud father of three young daughters and enjoys a variety of interests away from work including running, animal welfare and carpentry.
-HELENA CROFT- SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
Helena has joined Janey Butler Interiors as Senior Interior Designer. Her passion is to create bespoke interiors that exude quality and attention to detail. Before joining JBI, Helena gained extensive high end interiors experience, working for the prestigious David Collins Studio. There her projects included Adare Manor, an award winning 5* Hotel in Ireland and a bar in Manhanakhon tower in Bangkok. Prior to this Helena worked for Lord Norman Foster at Foster + Partners for 5 years. At F+P she was fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel different parts of the world, working on projects in China and Hong Kong, the US and Europe. Helena has BA Hons and Master’s Degrees in Spatial and Interior Design. She has relocated from London to enjoy the country life. She loves horse riding and walks with dogs.
-LIZZIE MACKEY- INTERIOR DESIGNER
Lizzie our brand new Interior Designer. With a background in the textile sector she has worked in high end residential interior design for six years before studying for a post-graduate degree in Interior Architecture.
Since completing her education, Lizzie free-lanced in London for like-minded Interior Designers and Architects alike which has developed her unique, holistic approach towards her work. Lizzie has recently moved from the capital to be closer to her family and to enjoy the great Cheshire outdoors instead of busy city life.
-AMY O'CONNOR- MARKETING EXECUTIVE Amy is our newly appointed Marketing Executive. She works closely with Janey to ensure her unique vision and essence of the business shines through all social media platforms, brand development and design, advertising, marketing and PR. With a 2.1 Bachelor of Honours degree in Media and Marketing from Liverpool Hope University plus experience in the luxury fashion industry, she has a good eye for detail and design. Her ability to bring essential skills to the business includes but is not limited to Google Analytics, MailChimp, Hootsuite, Social Media and Adobe softwares. Amy is happiest behind the lens of her Canon camera alongside exploring new destinations in the UK and abroad.
“This is an exciting time for the Llama Group and Janey Butler Interiors as with continued success comes continued growth. We would like to wish a very warm welcome to all of our new members who have joined us in the last few weeks & look forward to seeing them all excel in their new roles within the business in the coming months "
-JANEY BUTLER FOUNDER AND DESIGN DIRECTOR