About Humble Arnold Associates

‘A tradition of design excellence since 1966′

The longest established Foodservice Design Consultancy in Europe; formed in 1966

The Practice is led by Stephen Arnold and co-director Edward Bircham.  Stephen joined the company in 1975. Andrew Humble led the business with Stephen until his passing in 2018. Edward Bircham became a director in 2014 and has helped to drive the company further forward.

HAA has an Industry leading reputation for work within the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands and Far East.  The project split between the UK and overseas assignments varies, but the norm would typically be a higher level of commissions overseas. Stephen has led the overseas business development, travelling extensively since the early eighties.

HAA is one of the largest foodservice design consultancy practices in the UK. We have established an office in Johannesburg, South Africa to assist with Middle East and Africa based projects and business development within that region.

Our designs are innovative, with a focus on sustainability, efficiency, wellness and practicality.


Humble Arnold Associates Team:

Stephen Arnold

Design Director


Joined 1975

Edward Bircham

Project Director


Joined 2005

Duncan Reid

Director RSA


Joined 2015

Matt Scottow

Senior Project Consultant


Joined 1996

Craig Roberts

Project Consultant


Joined 2005

Andrew Charles

Project Consultant


Joined 2010

Rosemary Hare

Project Consultant


Joined 2019

Sam Giles

Project Consultant


Joined 2010

Thomas Mulhall

Technical Assistant


Joined 2019

Craig Rattray

Freelance Technical Assistant


Joined 2017

Laura Golding

Office Manager & Document Controller


Joined 1996

Ross Whyte

Technical Assistant


Joined 2020

Andrea Aita

BIM Manager


Joined 2021

Alexander Hadlow

Technical Assistant


Joined 2005

Frances Arnold

Accounts Manager


Joined 1994