George Panks

Creative Director

The Arts University, Bournemouth, BA (Hons) Design

George is an exceptional young leader, and is responsible for directing the creative vision for client projects.

With an impressive portfolio of kitchen and restaurant clients, George has overseen a wide range of projects from conception to completion, across multiple sectors, offering creative solutions and providing detailed technical expertise.

Key Skills

  • Concept development
  • Full management and development of projects following the RIBA plan of work (2013) 0 to 7
  • Principle/lead designer on simple and complex projects
  • Development of branding strategies and designs for food and beverage environments
  • Preparation of cost documents and development of value engineering options
  • Preparation of technical specifications and tender documents
  • Completion of legacy surveys
  • Preparation of documentation for planning and listed building consent applications

On top of his talents in architectural design, George is also a skilled graphic designer, and can turn his hand to corporate identity work, branding, stationery design, logos and menus. He comes from a family of animators/artists, and can sometimes be found drawing skilled cartoons which bring life to presentations, training sessions, or even the odd birthday card!

  • The team, led by Carla McKenzie, were meticulous in every detail. They modelled the cleaning requirements to deliver the optimum solution for the facilities across EMEA, and really took time to understand the culture of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending MYA and its team – they are dedicated and innovative, and always go the extra mile.

    Natalia Ros Vargas, Office Team Leader,
  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle