The BIID business success conference

On Thursday 8 June 2017, around 200 passionate interior designers, suppliers and business experts gathered at 30 Euston Square to celebrate the role of marketing, trends, finances and strategy in the continued growth of our unique and evolving industry. 15 speakers — selected for their expertise and passion — informed and entertained a highly engaged […]

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Dickie Bannenberg talks boats, Brexit and family business

Traditionally, skilled craftspeople inherited their knowledge and talents from parental figures. Tricks of the trade were handed down like precious heirlooms and rarely shared with those outside the fold. In 2017, extensive family trees are still rife among the infrastructures and histories of successful businesses — particularly in the design and architecture industries — but […]

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Lori Pinkerton-Rolet talks career pivots

The decision to make a career U-turn — whether that’s entering into a new profession or changing the direction of a business — is one that nobody can afford to take lightly. So why are we seeing so many professional pivots in the world of interior design? Lori Pinkerton-Rolet is a past-president of BIID and director of […]

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Charles Leon and his impending presidency

BIID’s president-elect Charles Leon uses his impressive spectrum of professional experiences to blend design, economics, politics, philosophy and current affairs in discussions on the topic of interior design. Trained as a theatre designer, he began his professional career working for the National Theatre and the English National Opera. Having progressed from theatre to film in […]

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Life of a designer: Joanna Wood

There are a handful of people who have carved the landscape of the interior design industry in recent decades. Their unwavering commitment to professional relevance and decoding contemporary living means that these figures have become the faces of British interior design and continue to inspire generations of new talent. Joanna Wood is one such designer, so […]

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KSS Founder David Keirle on ethical business

Ahead of his talk on the ethics of mark-ups and handling fees at this year’s BIID conference in June (book your place here), we caught up with chartered architect, founder and chairman of KSS David Keirle. When talking to someone in a position such as David’s — whose experience and success speaks volumes for itself — […]

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BIID president Susie Rumbold and all things design

At BIID we take great pride not only on the calibre of speakers who appear at our annual conference, but also the collective experience and expertise that defines our board of directors as leading voices in the world of design The differing journeys that each has taken is what ensures that their perspectives, objectives and […]

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Karen Howes on the changing face of interiors

In an era where interior designers work alongside architects and property developers, and more designers are striving for professional independence by running their own studios, there is more focus than ever on the changing business of design. From the advent of the internet and the increasing online presence of accessible interiors brands, to the rapidly […]

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Programme Announced

With just over two months to go until the sixth annual British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) Conference, the BIID is pleased to announce the day’s much anticipated programme. Offering a full day of practical content, the programme includes eight inspiring and informative talks on business success that aim to help interior designers to develop […]

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FIRST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has announced the first guest speakers for its 2017 annual conference; Inside Knowledge: The BIID Business Success Conference. This year’s conference, taking place on Thursday 8th June, will be focussed on practical professional support to help interior designers develop their businesses. Programme speakers include: Karen Howes; designer and […]

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BIID celebrates success of Interior Identities

On Thursday 16th June 2016, the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) hosted its fifth annual conference, entitled ‘Interior Identities’. Taking place at the magnificent Royal Geographical Society’s HQ in London, the conference attracted over 250 attendees from across the design spectrum, including BIID members, design professionals, academics, design students and media. This year’s programme […]

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