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

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.

Simone Gramigni is the founding director of Promemoria U.K.


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.

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.

Don McCrae is the director of Works in print, they provide a rented changing collection of art to occupiers while giving artists an almost unprecedented ‘paid-for’ exhibition.

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

Martin Rowell is the Head of Sales (south) 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.

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.

Andrew Scones is the director of The Building Centre established in 1931.

It has, since then, developed to become an independent forum dedicated to providing information and inspiration to all sectors of the built environment. The Centre is open to all involved in architecture and construction, to develop knowledge and join the ongoing debate about the built environment.

Eva Kazmierska is the manager of the Roca London Gallery.

Roca is a group of companies dedicated to the design, manufacture and commercialisation of bathroom products addressed to the architecture, construction and interior design sectors. Roca galleries are present all across europe in Madrid, Lisboa, Barcelona. The London flagship, designed by Zaha Hadid, opened on the 13th October 2011.

Simon Bell,  Director in the Newcastle office of Archial Architects, one of the UK’s leading architectural practices that delivers intelligent solutions to public and private sector clients. The Archial Group operates from 20 locations in three core businesses forming the key architectural business units throughout the UK, Asia, India, the Middle East, Europe and the North Americas.
Simon is also SBID’s Regional Director for the North East.

Mike Read is a famous british journalist, TV presenter, writer, songwriter and DJ. He’s also the vice-president of the Heritage Foundation, which support the Bomber Command Memorial Appeal.

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.

Tricia Defty is one of the first PR professionals to gain Chartered Status from the CIPR and has nearly 15 years’ experience in PR consultancy.

Throughout her career Tricia has developed and managed communications programmes for a range of clients; from large, well-known blue-chips to SMEs and trade associations.
At Thinc PR she works across clients spanning the Built Environment, from building services to luxury interiors – everything that makes a building come alive.












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 traveler.

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.












ECIA is the representative body for the European professional organizations in Interior Architecture and Design. Founded in 1992, ECIA currently represents 16 members-national organizations, with over 7500 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.












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.












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.











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











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.
Thinc PR delivers strategic, creative programmes that generate measurable and purposeful results. Their expertise lies in homes & interiors and building services.

The Design Council focuses on helping Britain use design to build a stronger economy and improve everyday life. They bring together business decision-makers, policy-makers, educators, designers and architects to engage with the latest thinking and insight into design and innovation.

Rimini Fiera hosts a range of trade shows, including SIA Guest, the International Hospitality Exhibition which has been the only international event for the hotel and hospitality sector for the last 61 years. SIA Guest means total hospitality, with a unique mix of innovation, trends, atmosphere, and conferences.

Macef – the International Home Show is one of Europe’s largest and most attractive trade shows about the domestic landscape. Held in Milan, Italy, twice a year (in January and September), it features 5,000 companies exhibiting on over 250,000 net square meters of display area and as many as 170,000 professional visitors (90,000 in January and 80,000 in September).

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.

Global Color Research is a London based colour and trend consultancy that provides intelligent bespoke solutions for some of the world’s leading companies. At the core of Global Color Research’s business is Mix publications. This includes a bi-annual colour trend book Mix Trends and a quarterly magazine Mix. Together these publications and services bring design professionals the most up to date colour and trend information on the market today.

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

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.

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.

The International Property Awards in association with Bloomberg TV is open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. Every year the awards celebrates winners from all corners of the globe.

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.

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.

Montgomery Exhibitions is made up of a number of subsidiary companies specialising in international trade fairs. Everything they do is targetted towards bringing buyer and seller together to meet and do business.

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).