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Our People | Dawn Turford

July 22

We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our colleague and Office Manager, Dawn Turford, on reaching her twenty-year anniversary at Anderson Orr. Dawn joined the practice in 2002, starting out in a very broad Receptionist / Administrative position, and her role has evolved – as technology has changed, working practises have shifted, and requirements have grown – and she has supported with all and everything over the years, from the paper-heavy filing and letter-typing days, to Accounting, and all the unglamourous (but essential) admin in between.

Throughout her time at AO, Dawn’s maintained a continual presence as ‘front of house’ - and as such, hardly needs introduction. As the key point of contact for clients, fellow consultants, and all manner of visitors (including those, at times, entirely unrelated to architecture!) she really has been the face (and voice) of the brand, and the strong and memorable rapport she’s built with those outside of the company is a testament to her warmth, infectious personality and unwavering commitment to the job, and the practice.

As a colleague, Dawn is the consummate team player - she is conscientious, reliable, and empathetic. She will always make herself available – to listen, support and nurture those around her, in a professional as well as personal capacity – and will go above and beyond to help all those she meets. Outside of the office, she is a devoted wife to Mark, and extremely proud mum to Rachel and Robyn - both of whom have grown up alongside her career with us, and who feel part of the extended AO family.

Dawn has seen the practice through two office relocations – and all the upheaval that brings – and has embraced new surroundings, different systems, and shifts in company structure and staffing with nothing but positivity, patience and care. Her contribution to the success of the business is immeasurable, and we look forward to many more years working by her side.