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You are invited to celebrate the opening of SBID member Bulthaup newly refurbished Mayfair showroom on Thursday, 6th March 2014, 6pm-9pm

Bulthaup is a German kitchen manufacturer, renowned worldwide for its architecture of living spaces.

It offers a comprehensive promise of quality, tailored to create space through function.

To attend, please RSVP by Monday, 3rd March to

Address: 37 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1PP

Champagne and Canapés will be served.

You are cordially invited to join Murray & Willis to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Company, on the 6th of March 2014 in London.

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with peers from the design and construction industry.

To reserve your place, please RSVP by Monday, 3rd of March to

Priority will be given to SBID members only

Where: Henrys Cafe’ Bar, Covent Garden, London

When: Thursday, 6th March 2014, 5.30pm-9pm







Only a very small percentage of designs are registered, with most designers relying on UK IP rights that arise automatically.

This SBID CPD accredited event, worth 2 CPD points, will explore how designers avoid infringement and clarify current IP and Trade Mark law. After the brief presentations, you’ll have the chance to ask the experts your own questions during an informal panel discussion.

After the talk, guests will be invited to stay at AudioLounge   for drinks, networking and a chance to listen to some records in their amazing studio space.

When: Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: Audio Lounge Showroom, 138 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 3SG

Priority given to interior designer and architects, SBID accredited members

Places are very limited, please RSVP to

CPD Seminar: ‘Social Media for the Interior Design profession & suppliers

Organised by Gwenda Jones, West Midlands Regional Director SBID, the CPD seminar (worth 2 CPD points), will cover the changing face of the design industry and how to use social media marketing platforms to drive new leads and customers.  

To hear from industry professionals on social media marketing strategies for design businesses, RSVP to your Midlands SBID Regional Director Gwenda Jones:

DATE: Tuesday, 1st April 2014, 5.45pm – 8pm


Wolverhampton Wonderers, Sir Jacks Restaurant,  Molineux  Football ground, Waterloo Road in Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR // *FREE Carparking


Heather Horton, Head of Digital, Karndean Designflooring ; Claire Ryan, PR Executive, Karndean Designflooring


17.45 for 18.00: Start // 18:00 – 18:15: Social Media Ice Breaker Activity // 18:15 – 18:45: Overview on how to use social media for an interior design business including Organic Search, PPC, Blogging, Google +, instagram & recap of the social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest) // 18:45 – 19:30: Q&A Session, and help with registering for any of the social Media sites // 19.30-20.00: Informal Networking Session. Refreshments will be provided.

// Please bring something to access the internet on, either IPAD, laptop or phone to access your social media during the evening, or set up after the talk. //


We are delighted to invite you to our CPD networking event (worth 2 CPD points) organized in partnership with Swedecor at Saint Gobain Innovation Centre on Tuesday, 25th of February from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Places are very limited. To reserve yours, please RSVP asap to

The event will be chaired by SBID President Vanessa Brady.

Speakers also include:

The discussion will focus on the challenges and benefits of multi-disciplinary practices.

Where do the roles of architects, interior designers and decorators begin and end? What are the implications of a ‘360 degree’ project where one company covers architecture, design and decoration?

There will be drinks and an opportunity for networking after the talk.

Location: Saint Gobain Innovation Centre – 95 Great Portland St, London W1W 7NY

Marshalls, supported by the Society of British and International Design cordially invites interior designers and architects to an exciting launch event for commercial  stone flooring.

This new collection of world stones by Marshalls, featured exclusive products new to the UK.

Come and see the collection showcased // On hand stone specialists // See how features and specials can be incorporated

Choose the time slot that suits you best and RSVP TO


WEDNESDAY, 19th FEBRUARY 2014    12 – 2pm / 5.30 – 7.30pm


SoFarSoNear Showroom – 19 Grosvenor place, Westminster London, SW1X 7HT

Don’t miss SBID President Vanessa Brady talk on “New Surfaces” at the Business Lounge of Maison&Objet trade show in Paris.

Date: 26th of January, 4.30pm

“Surfaces have developed hugely in recent years due to innovation in technical performance. Past performance taboos are now irrelevant as technology removes boundaries. Designers, specifiers and manufacturers debate change in technology and hi-light new product launches at to watch at Maison.”

If you are a SBID member, claim your free ticket and save €60! 

Email your details to


If you are a SBID Member, claim your FREE ticket to the Maison & Objet trade show, by emailing your details to

The show will be taking place between 24-28 January 2014 in Paris.

Don’t miss SBID President Vanessa Brady talk on Sunday, 26th of January at the Business Lounge.

Maison et Objet is a major French trade fair for interior design. Held biannually, it has been described as “among the 3 most important European events for interior design […] a huge collection of innovation and talent all in one place.”



The first SBID CPD event of 2014, worth 2 CPD points, will explore integrated Lighting Design through a panel discussion, chaired by SBID President Vanessa Brady.

Speakers include Salley Storey from John Cullen Lighting ; Calvin Caunter, Technical Director of Vision Accendo LTD; Kevin Grant, Group Leader at Happold Lighting  and Ulysse Dormoy, MD of Atrium Lighting

Taking place at the Roca London Gallery, a perfect example of well-executed integrated lighting design, there will be drinks and an opportunity for networking after the talk.

23rd January, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Our Event is now fully booked. If you would like more information on future events please keep scrolling down.

We are delighted to invite you to attend MARGRAF‘s SBID Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event on “Marble in Architecture and Construction” presented by Peter Harrison, in partnership with A+D+M Network.

This event, worth 2 CPD points, will be of interest to a number of sectors, particularly to interior designers, Kitchen designers, architects, and construction businesses; and it will also give you the chance to engage and networking with other relevant industry partners.

The CPD event will be kindly hosted by 1508 Studio, [7 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1BB]  on Friday, 13th December 2013, from 5.30pm to 8pm

Places are very limited, so please RSVP by Wednesday, 11th December 2013 to [Email your Name, Surname, Company and Job Title]


OFFICIAL LAUNCH at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour on Wednesday 20th November to Thursday 21st November from 10am
This luxury bed collection, inspired by the designs from Hypnos’ Royal archives and commissions, boasts a unique level of comfort and sleep indulgence. In a company first, Hypnos has partnered with another Royal Warrant holder, Sanderson, to offer customers on a range of luxurious fabrics for their headboards and divan bases. The exquisite new range has been lovingly created by Hypnos’ most experienced master craftsmen and upholsterers at its Princes Risborough workshops in Buckinghamshire.
Please RSVP with your preferred date by 8th November to

The 8th conference of the Furniture Research Group will raise current pressing issues in the world of furniture which will be examined at this one-day conference, which has three keynote speakers.

DATE: Wednesday 20 November 2013

VENUE: Missenden Abbey (12th century monastery founded in 1133) , Great Missenden – Bucks

PRICE: The Conference is £30 for students; £65 concessions and £75 full price. Hot lunch and refreshments will be provided. For details and to book a place go to or contact to discuss the details.

CLICK HERE to see the full programme

Audio Lounge London offers the best high-end audio experiences from their luxurious premises on Wigmore Street. Their philosophy is to combine the highest quality sound with the best in aesthetics, offering iconic statement pieces for the home that enhance the living space.

As a recent SBID member the Audio Lounge team would like to invite you to an informal listening session of the classic album, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

Take a break from your Christmas shopping and join Audio Lounge team for a few glasses of champagne on 5 December from 6pm onwards.

Come stay a while…

Venue: 138 Wigmore Street, London, W1U3SG

SVP to

A one-off event exploring the business opportunities of the Age Inclusive Kitchen, a concept that caters for the emerging needs of our ageing society.

DATE : Wednesday, November 28th, 11am-4pm 2013
VENUE: Campus for Ageing and Vitality – Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle University’s world-leading initiative on changing age is extending an invitation to the kitchen industry to find out more about the business and research opportunities a combined enterprise could achieve.
In particular, the University is looking for industry partners to collaborate in the building of a working test kitchen.
This kitchen would be a unique opportunity to be involved in the world-renowned research the University excels at in cooperation with older people themselves.
Johnny Grey Studio is holding a discussion and networking event designed to demonstrate to the kitchen industry just what business opportunities are available to forward-thinking companies. This is not about ‘disabled kitchens’, it is an opportunity that covers all sectors of the market by creating products and services that can be used by anyone regardless of age.

Key Speakers
Prof. Tom Kirkwood CBE – international renowned expert on ageing
Johnny Grey – Kitchen designer and author

                                                                                        For full details visit

SBID and The Cass School of Art and Design are glad to invite students and graduates to attend a free Seminar on how to find and make the most out of an internship by giving guidelines on interns’ rights and official laws.


Angela Brady – former President of the RIBAChris Hares, Campaigns Manager of InternAware; Shelly Asquith – President of University of the Arts Student’s Union who campaigns for paid internships (; Heather Miller – Deputy Director, Pathways to Higher Skills at BIS; Kaye Newman – Course Leader, Interior Design, London Met (Chair)

When: Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 6pm-8pm 

Where: The Cass School of Art and Design, Parker Gallery, 41 Commercial Road, London E1 1LA

To attend please RSVP by Thursday, 7th of November to

The Seminar will be covered on Twitter on the 12th of November, from 6pm to 7.30pm. Follow @TheSBID on Twitter for top tips on internships and interns’ rights! 

From 4 to 8 November 2013, France’s three flagship building shows, BATIMAT, INTERCLIMA+ELEC and IDEO BAIN, will come together at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition.

Centre to create the world’s biggest and most comprehensive building and architecture showcase. More than 3,000 exhibitors and 400,000 trade visitors, 20% international and one third of them specifiers or clients/contracting authorities are expected.

Preregister here to obtain your free entry badge to all three shows! Enter the registration code B2JGEN4 and follow the instructions.
You will receive your access badge by e-mail.

Angels & Equity is a forum created by Truestone which aims to connect small business with potential investors.
At their forthcoming event a select number of businesses will pitch to potential investors. Businesses will be pre-vetted and able to offer potential investors equity in return for the capital they require. Desk spaces are also available for selected non-pitching businesses, providing networking opportunities with investors throughout the evening.
Are you a business owner looking to raise from £100,000 up to £5,000,000? Proposals for qualifying businesses are currently being accepted.
Are you a potential investor? Limited places are still available for potential investors wishing to attend. This event is
designed for Professional and Sophisticated investors who have the experience, expertise and knowledge to invest in private equity.

The next event is scheduled for November 12th 2013, at 6.00pm at ‘The Hub’ Westminster, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TE.
Apply now or register to attend via
For all queries call 0845 362 8425 and ask for Hugo Chance, or email 


Company reference: CR0253  //  Temporary/Permanent (both options are available)  // Up to 3 days per week (this can grow)   //  Paid Position


Work in producing detailed designs and plans for all aspects of interior design and some areas of architecture

This includes:

– Producing details layouts for contractors and suppliers to pitch and / or build from spaces, rooms, carpentry and finishes

– The scope would expand to every corner of what the company offer to clients: design & specification planning & specification

& furniture design & specification design & specification  glazing design & specification colours schemes, flooring, tiling etc, etc

– This includes sourcing and specifying

– It also includes finding or designing solutions when they’re can’t be bought or found

– The will be in-depth practical experience and knowledge

– This will include the skills and knowledge required to design a kitchen, a bathroom and even a home from scratch.

The company offers real work. Work with creative input, responsibility and real outcomes. They need talent who can earn their keep!

If you have what it takes, please send your CV & Portfolio to

The Myers Touch is exhibiting at the National Home Improvement Show at Olympia and have 200 free tickets available to giveaway (maximum 2 tickets per person).

Click here to complete your details to reserve your tickets to attend either on Friday, Saturday or Sunday 27-29th September 2013 

DATE: Friday, 27 September 2013 10-6pm, Sat & Sun 10-5pm

LOCATION: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX 

The Kitchen & Bathroom Inspiration Zone is where you will find all the best products, ideas and solutions for the heart of your home. You’ll discover innovative products, stylish designs, space saving solutions and compare fixtures in this inspirational NEW zone PLUS see live demonstrations from top chefs on the most up to the minute technologies.

Perhaps you are looking for a new work surface, a more economical plumbing system or wanting to remodel your living space.

See, touch, compare and choose the best products for your home, and talk to professionals who make the items to ensure you choose the right design and products to fit with your home, needs and budget. Whether you are looking to create a stylish new kitchen or modernise your bathroom you are sure to find the inspiration you need here.


Lateral Design Studio will be unveiling new collections for Autumn 2013 at the prestigious 100% design exhibition in London.
Their new products and designs will be showcased at the Earls Court event from Wednesday 18th until Saturday 21st September 2013.
New products include designer ventilation fan covers, brass floor registers and new designs for their linear drainage collection.
Lateral Design Studio invites all media to stand K33 in the Kitchens & Bathrooms hall to view their new designer collections.
Lateral Design Studio is the only company in the UK who provide designer so-lutions to replace functional construction products for homes & businesses. Their products have been attracting growing coverage in the press and have been featured in gardens at The Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court 2013.
If you have any queries or would like to book a slot to come and see Lateral Design Studio, please contact:
Martin Gerhard at or  call 020 8450 2244

Members of the SBID are invited to celebrate the opening of SoFarSoNear’s newly refurbished showroom by raising a glass of Prosecco at any time between 10.00 – 20.00 on Friday 20th September 2013, during the London Design Festival.

The showroom at 19 Grosvenor Place hosts SoFarSoNear’s unique fabrics, the one-of-a-kind collections of carpets designed by SoFarSoNear for Zollanvari Design, and some exclusive furnishing and finishes showcasing the Italian excellence. The idea is to draw architects and designers into a space to talk, think and relax.

For this exclusive members only event please RSVP to: Sarah Martin at

Date: Friday, 20 September, 10.00-20.00

Venue: SoFar SoNear Showroom, 19 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HT

Invitation to an exclusive afternoon with design specialist Will Taylor & award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.

SBID member LWK Kitchens is a London-based kitchen design company. They are hosting an exciting design event for architects, interior designers, journalists and bloggers on Thursday, 19th September at their showroom in Canary Wharf (Unit 116 Cannon Workshops, Cannon Drive, London
E14 4AS)

LWK kitchens will be hosting Will Taylor, founder of the hugely successful Bright Bazaar interiors website and blog with more than 400,000 visitors each month and 2.2m Pinterest followers.

Learn about the keys to Will’s success as he shares his insights and experience with you!

LWK kitchens will be showcasing their latest kitchen design trends and, to demonstrate their kitchens designs in practice, five AA Rosette and Michelin award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be demonstrating his renowned cooking talents throughout the afternoon – not to be missed!

You are welcome to forward this invitation to colleagues.

Places are very limited. Please RSVP to specfying which session you would prefer to attend:

Session1 – 2pm-3.30pm  ;  Session 2 – 4pm-5.30pm


Hear from leading designers and industry professionals on marketing strategies for design businesses.

The seminar will cover the changing face of design in retail, office and residential space. How we work, how we shop and how we live today has made a vast impact on how we design space. Showrooms, manufacturers and design professionals can learn how these changes have been interpreted in new communities. They will discuss the success of developments, shops and homes that have and will change the way we live, work and interact.

Speakers: Vanessa Brady, SBID President. Fay Cannings (LendLease); Iain O’Mahoney (LINLEY); Robert James (Grace of London)

Click here to attend & register for 100% Design.

WHEN: Friday, 20th September 2013, 5.15pm – 6pm                      WHERE: 100% Design (Earls Court, London).

Join Interface for a unique experience at London Zooon Wednesday 11th September 18.30-21.30.

The event will showcase their new awards winning global collection, Net Effect, inspired by the ocean and created by designer David Oakey.

During the evening Dr Nick Hill (ZSL) and Miriam Turner (Interface) will inspire you with a talk about Net-Works, an innovative business and conservation partnership between the Zoological Society of London (ZL) and Interface.
The evening begins at 18.30 with a drinks reception in the Aquarium. Food and drinks are served during the evening.
Places are limited so please RSVP here.


MAISON&OBJET, the leading international event for design professionals will take place from 6- 10 September 2013 at the Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris.

3,000 international exhibitors are getting ready to present their innovations and new collections to 85,000 international trade professionals who never miss the opportunity to stay ahead of their competitors.

Come and discover the latest trends throughout the show.

If you are an SBID member claim your free ticket by emailing


Meet SBID President and acclaimed international awards winning designer Vanessa Brady at Maison&Objet, Paris.

Vanessa will give a talk on “International Design In the Digital Age” – Sunday, 8th of September, 6pm at the Business Lounge.

Whether you are involved in home or contract there is no doubt you will find MAISON&OBJET a real source of inspiration.

SBID members can claim their FREE TICKETS to attend the Trade Show by emailing


A 2-day FREE-to-ATTEND programme of case studies, technical presentations and panel discussions covering the specification and installation of commercial flooring across a range of sectors and facilities, including healthcare, education, office, retail, hotel, and entertainment & leisure, as well as Building Information Modelling and sustainability.

Plus a 1-day programme of accredited CPD seminars covering all aspects of flooring specification and installation, from safety and hygiene, to slip resistance and durability, and sports, high performance and luxury surfaces, plus sustainability and recycling.

Who’s speaking?

SBID President Vanessa Brady, 2 September, 10.45 – 11.30. Design Workshop: Insight into the technical information trained designers consider. It covers medium, format, planning and colour forecasting for contract specification.

Click here for more information

For full details of the programme and the speakers, click here

To download the conference and CPD programme, click here

When and where?

Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 September at the 2013 The Flooring Show, Harrogate.

The conference and the exhibition, plus all the networking events, wi-fi and car parking, are totally FREE-to-ATTEND.

Click here to register.

You are cordially invited to the SieMatic‘s new showroom launch in Myfair with celebrated retailer Nicholas Anthony. Be the first to experience this new partnership and see luxury german kitchens form the innovative brand that cretaed the firt handle -less kitchen in the 1960s. Meet SieMatic’s extended family with guest VIP Such as Mick De Giulio flying in from Chicago for this one off event.

DATE: 4th September – 4pm until 8.30pm
ADDRESS: 44-48 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2RY

Places are very limited. Please RSVP to



ATTEND ARTS THREAD Creative Start-Up Workshop on Tuesday, 13 August, 11am-5pm

Venue: Port of Entry (El Paso), 350-354 Old Street, EC1V 9NQ, London, UK

Places are very limited. Please register here.

SBID Partner ARTS THREAD is an Official Delivery Partner of the Start-Up Loans Company – a UK government-backed initiative to help young people start their own business along with FREE mentoring support to help them succeed.


As a specialist in creative business start-ups, ARTS THREAD give you you all the support you need to make your new business come to life!


Start-Up Loans was set up by the UK government with a budget of £112 million. Read about the Start-Up Loans on BBC News

For more information please visit:

Places are very limited. To reserve yours, please RSVP asap to