Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

We are a RIBA Chartered Practice, which is a specialist category within the institution and requires us to comply with the strict criteria of an accreditation scheme that gives our clients a mark of quality, allowing them to expect a certain level of excellence in design and service. (Click here for our certificate).

Academy of Urbanism

Our Managing Director, Alan Francis, has been an academician since 2009.

Design Commission for Wales (DCFW)

Managing Director Alan Francis was Chairman of the Commission for 11 Years from 2006 until 2017. He was also a commissioner and co-chair of the Commissioner’s design review panel (appointed 2003). The DCFW was established in 2002 by the Welsh Government to champion good design and a high quality built environment.
Director Toby Adam has been a design review panel member at the Commission since 2009.
Associate Chris Jefford has been a design review panel member at the Commission since 2018.


We maintain a GOLD level certification with ConstructionLine (click here for our certificate). ConstructionLine conduct a number of validation checks that they know are of interest to buyers, using an enhanced prequalification questionnaire that goes beyond PAS91. They assess a company’s credentials for environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies. Some of these policies form part of the Cabinet Office Selection Questionnaire (SQ), which the public sector is expected to comply with.

As well as enhanced pre-qualification, all Gold members are assessed for SSIP. The Acclaim team is accredited to assess and award ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ SSIP certificates for health and safety – something that all construction buyers look for in supplier selection. (click here for our certificate).