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Michael ‘Mike’ Richard Weatherley is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hove in East Sussex, since winning the seat in the 2010 general election. He supports SBID’s tireless fight for the protection of Intellectual Property.

ECIA is the representative body for the European professional organisations in Interior Architecture and Design. Founded in 1992, ECIA currently represents 16 members-national organisations, with over 7,500 practicing Interior Architects. ECIA provides a common platform for the exchange of information on best professional practices and has established common minimum standards of educational and professional profile for the Associated Interior Architects in the member organizations.

The Big Stone Collective is a multi-disciplinary response to architectural, spatial, conservation and creative problem solving, the collective is divided into three main strands: research, education and consultancy. The collective has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and prides itself in delivering innovative thought and processes to develop and deliver creative design solutions for their clients.

Dr. Ashutosh Sohoni is an Associate Professor of Interior Design at the Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA).

Central Saint Martins is an art college and cultural centre in one within the University of the Arts London, and is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates. BA (Hons) Textile Design explores the three main textile design practices – print, knit and weave – alongside digital and non-traditional approaches to textile design, trend prediction and presentation.

Renee Mascari is the Chief Executive of Kitchens Bedrooms Bathrooms NTG.

NTG work closely with all sectors of the industry from associations, manufacturers, contractors, retailers and training bodies to set and agree performance standards for the industry, develop and co-ordinate in partnership with organisations the design and implementation of a portfolio of courses and accredited training, devised to raise standards and expand the skill base for all individuals working within the sector.

The Design and Technology Association is the recognised professional association which represents all those involved in design and technology education and associated subject areas.

Alex Brownless is the Co-Founder & Director of Arts Thread (the world’s largest creative graduate network) and member of our Executive Board and Education panel.

Over the last 3 years, Arts Thread has helped hundreds of creative graduates gain employment worldwide. There are approximately 100 institutions promoting 10,000 creative graduates from 20 countries on the Arts Thread digital platform.

Wayne Hemingway is an English fashion designer and co-founder of Red or Dead and the Vintage Festival. He is also chairman of the South Coast Design Forum, and chair of Building For Life (the national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods forum).

Mark Wilkinson OBE, OLM is a British designer recognised by many as the era’s leading designer of fine British furniture. Mark Wilkinson is the founding designer of two of the country’s best known kitchen design, manufacture and supply businesses, Mark Wilkinson Furniture and Smallbone of Devizes.

Kevin McCloud is a British designer, writer and television presenter, and is best known for his work on the Channel 4 series Grand Designs.

Mike Read is a famous British journalist, TV presenter, writer, songwriter and DJ. He’s also the Honorary Chairman of the British Plaque Trust.

In May 2011, Mike was created a Knight of Malta, getting the prestigious Order of St John of Jerusalem and giving him the title, Chevalier Mike Read OSJ.

Gensler is a leading global architecture, design, planning, and strategic consulting firm that partners with companies to achieve measurable business and organisational goals through the use of design. For over 40 years, Gensler has been apioneer in creating great places that enhance the quality of work and life. Today, Gensler has 2,700+ people and offices in 38 cities.

Leading the hospitality interior design industry since 1964, HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates remains keenly attuned to the pulse of changing industry trends governed by today’s sophisticated traveller.

Their international presence, depth of experience, and detailed industry knowledge enables them to identify interior design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations, and influence design standards at a global level.

Bosch UK is part of the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services which comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries.

When taking into account Bosch Group’s sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. Each year, Bosch spends roughly €4 billion on research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide, averaging at 15 per day.

Richard Moss is the Communications Manager at Mark Wilkinson Furniture but also the founder of the KBB Awards and he’s also part of our Education Panel.

The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, which is based in central London, is a French government organisation that comes under the aegis of the Secretary of State in charge of Foreign Trade. UBIFRANCE assists French-based companies seeking potential partners and new markets within the United Kingdom, and, more generally, promotes Franco-British trade relations.

Martin Rowell is the International Key Account Manager at Grohe UK Ltd.

Grohe is Europe’s largest manufacturer of sanitary brassware fittings from taps, mixers and showers to flushing systems and water management systems. Grohe have a very broad portfolio of products suitable for both commercial and domestic applications.

Wools of New Zealand is a premium brand identifying carpets and rugs manufactured by licensed partners who meet demanding quality standards and fiber content requirements.

Jay Phillips. Head of Projects at Hansgrohe UK

Tillman Domotics is an innovative home technology specialist offering seamlessly managed packages of advice, design, supply, installation and aftercare.


The Conservative Party believes that business is the driver of economic growth and innovation, and that we need to take urgent action to boost enterprise, support green growth and build a new and more responsible economic model. Through Conservative Business Relations, the Party wants to provide a forum whereby businesses can work in partnership with it and continue to inform our economic policies.