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 can avoid infringement and clarify current IP and Trade Mark laws. After the brief presentations, you’ll have the chance to ask the experts your own questions during an informal panel discussion.
Chair: Mike Read, radio DJ, journalist and TV presenter
Speaker: Chris McLeod, Director of Trade Marks ad Squire Sanders
Speaker: Vanessa Brady, President of SBID and Director of IDS
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
Places are very limited, please RSVP to email@example.com
You are invited to attend SBID CPD networking event ‘Integrated Aquariums In Design and Space’ on Thursday, 27th March from 6pm to 8pm, presented by SBID accredited Partner Aquafront.
The CPD, worth 2 CPD Points, focuses primarily on the best practices when designing an aquarium into a building or interior space and will take place at the stunning Showroom of Davison Highley, London.
There will be drinks and an opportunity for networking after the talk with relevant design industry peers.
To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org // Priority will be given to SBID members.
Where: Davison Highley London, Lower Ground Floor, The Old Brewery, 16 Brewhouse Yard, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4LJ
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: email@example.com
DATE: Tuesday, 1st April 2014, 5.45pm – 8pm
LOCATION: Wolverhampton Wonderers, Sir Jacks Restaurant, Molineux Football ground, Waterloo Road in Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR // *FREE Carparking
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. //
You are invited to celebrate the opening of 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.
To attend, please RSVP by Monday, 3rd March to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Priority will be given to SBID members only.
Where: Henrys Cafe’ Bar, Covent Garden, London
When: Thursday, 6th March 2014, 5.30pm-9pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will be chaired by SBID President Vanessa Brady.
Speakers also include:
- Graham Harris, Managing Director of Shh Architects and Interior Designers
- Caroline Smith, Creative Director of Wish London
- Penny Allen, Director of Penelope Allen Design
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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@example.com [Email your Name, Surname, Company and Job Title]
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 bucks.ac.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
R SVP to email@example.com
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.
Prof. Tom Kirkwood CBE – international renowned expert on ageing
Johnny Grey – Kitchen designer and author
For full details visit www.ncl.ac.uk/changingage
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 RIBA; Chris Hares, Campaigns Manager of InternAware; Shelly Asquith – President of University of the Arts Student’s Union who campaigns for paid internships (ArtsGroup.co.uk); 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 www.truestone.co.uk
For all queries call 0845 362 8425 and ask for Hugo Chance, or email email@example.com
Work in producing detailed designs and plans for all aspects of interior design and some areas of architecture
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com
Date: Friday, 20 September, 10.00-20.00
Venue: SoFar SoNear Showroom, 19 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HT
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.com
JUST STARTED OR LOOKING TO START YOUR OWN CREATIVE BUSINESS?
JUMP ON BOARD WITH ARTS THREAD ENTREPRENEURS
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.
TAKE A LOAN FOR AS LITTLE AS £250 & GAIN EXPERT ADVICE FROM YOUR MENTOR ON A MONTHLY BASIS.
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!
OUR MENTORS HAVE EXPERTISE IN DIGITAL, FASHION, GRAPHIC DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN, RETAIL, JOURNALISM, TEXTILES, CRAFT, PRODUCT DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE ETC.
For more information please visit: www.artsthread.com/entrepreneurs-2
Places are very limited. To reserve yours, please RSVP asap to firstname.lastname@example.org