Rachel McDermott, appointed by Ben Johnson Interiors

Rachel McDermott has been appointed by workplace interiors specialist Ben Johnson Interiors as Business Development and Events Manager.

This is a new post and reflects Ben Johnson’s growing profile within business and commercial property circles all over the UK, and particularly in the North. Ben Johnson Ltd, based in Newcastle and York – has recently worked on a string of big workspace interiors contracts for national clients including: Unilever; BT; Taylor Wimpey; The Rank Group; and commercial property giant DTZ, with many more in the pipeline.

Rachel (30), who’s the daughter of footballing legend Terry McDermott, held a similar role with the Entrepreneurs Forum in the North East for nearly 10 years, and is well known in business management circles for her enthusiasm and talent for arranging top class, engaging events.

Rachel said: “Not only is great interior design in the workplace good for senior management morale, it’s also really important for staff productivity as well as for visitors. And it’s so much more than mere appearance. “It’s about a great welcome in your reception, giving staff and visitors a choice of space, the right lighting, acoustics, colours and comfort – even the right washrooms! “I know Ben Johnson Interiors always get all these aspects spot on for their clients and are talented, creative designers who are quickly gaining a well-deserved reputation in the commercial property field. I’m so pleased to be working with them and although I’ve only been in the role a couple of weeks I’m loving it already!”