Graham Cartledge

Chairman of Handley House

Handley House is the parent company overseeing three leading international design teams; Benoy, Holmes Wood, and Uncommon Land. Graham joined Benoy in 1974 and became its Chair in 1992.

A passionate supporter of British design and champion of international trade, Graham has worked with UK and international prime ministers, cabinet ministers and numerous dignitaries in furthering the work of British business overseas.

Graham maintains his global network via multiple roles including Honorary Member of The 48 Group Club, Vice-Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council, Board Advisor for the UK India Business Council and Board Member at Infrastructure Exports UK. In 2014/15 Graham held the position of High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and is currently a Deputy Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire County Council.

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