Talented people come to Pollard Thomas Edwards from all sorts of places and backgrounds. Around 18 different languages are spoken, and we aim to maintain a 50:50 gender balance.
PTE enjoys high levels of staff retention – and a significant number of returnees. This is partly down to the work we do and how we do it, as well as the sociable working environment we promote at our beautiful canal-side studios. For example, there’s our Thursday lunch tradition, where we each take it in turn to cook lunch for the whole practice.
Our studio at Diespeker Wharf sits on the edge of the Regent’s Canal and is about five minutes’ walk from Angel, Islington. It is a local landmark, it enjoys one of the most tranquil locations on London’s canal network and it provides a great working environment. We acquired and converted the Victorian timber mill in the mid-90s and won a Civic Trust Commendation in 2000 for its restoration. Our garden is very important to us and it also wins prizes every year.