Space Matrix

Space Matrix appoints Tom Banwell to lead new Hong Kong Office as Managing Director of Workplace, North Asia

Press Release   •   Aug 01, 2015 12:00 +08

Singapore, 1 August 2015: Space Matrix, Asia’s second largest interior design firm providing design and design and build services in the corporate workplace sector. Space Matrix will be expanding it’s operations in Hong Kong and has appointed Tom Banwell as Managing Director of Workplace, North Asia.

According to Space Matrix Founder Shagufta Anurag, “We are thrilled that Tom has joined the Space Matrix family. By opening a Hong Kong office, it shows our strong commitment to the region. With Tom on board, he will focus on both building and maintaining strong and lasting customer relationships. He has fitted effortlessly into the team.”

By simultaneously opening an office in Hong Kong and expanding our growth in North Asia, we will primarily focus on expanding our services in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. The company's mission is to be the market leader in workplace design and execution in Asia, both in revenue and thought leadership.

As Managing Director, based in Hong Kong, Tom will handle overseeing business operations, strategic planning, project management, human resources, design technology, and client relationships.

“I am excited for both the challenge and opportunity of continuing the Space Matrix regional expansion story. I greatly appreciate the huge amount of support that the team and I have received from our clients and existing Space Matrix offices in allowing us to expand into these new markets. It is an exceptionally exciting time to be working for Space Matrix, and I thoroughly look forward to getting on with the job at hand.” says Tom.

Before joining Space Matrix, Tom was the Managing Director of RHK Design in Hong Kong for over five years. Tom has over 14 years working experience in both the UK and Asia markets. Past projects include: Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Wells Fargo, Bank of Singapore, Standard Life, Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific, Bluecrest Asset Management, Marshall Wace, Myriad Asset Management, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Addleshaw Goddard, Goodwin Proctor, TBWA and BBDO.

“Space Matrix has already delivered high-quality projects in Hong Kong last year, including Vodafone, Varian Medical, Gartner, Rolls Royce and Brocade. By having a footprint in these locations, it continues Space Matrix’s commitment to being able to service all of our clients across the region to the highest level of capability and commitment,” noted Shagufta Anurag.

About Space Matrix

Space Matrix, Asia’s second largest interior design firm. They are continuing to revolutionise the delivery of design+build services in Asia with multiple offices across Australia, India, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The company's mission is to be the market leader in workplace design and execution in Asia, both in revenue and thought leadership. Space Matrix is expanding into markets such as the Middle East, Australia, Hong Kong and China. Last month, Space Matrix opened an office in Hong Kong to expand its growth in North Asia.