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SpeakEasy podcast series

The SBID has teamed up with Pierrus Agency to launch the SpeakEasy podcast, featuring insightful and thought-provoking conversations with leading design professionals across the field of interior design. With expert guests including international interior designers to innovative product suppliers, the series uncovers unique perspectives on the industry, discussing the key factors driving industry change and what they intend to do about it!

Now available on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts. 

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SBID Podcast
Grant Pierrus

Co-hosted by Grant Pierrus, founder of Pierrus Agency.

Pierrus Agency works with private clients, developers and companies to develop strategic consultancy services, building relationships within the industry and possessing an in-depth knowledge of the interior design business and commercial landscape.

All Episodes:

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Episode Twelve

In this SpeakEasy Digital Discussion, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Nicholas Hickson, Founder and Creative & Technical Director of THDP Design to discuss the importance of narrative building and storytelling in the hotel design process.

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Episode Eleven

In this SpeakEasy Digital Discussion, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Giovanna Melfi, Founder of Metamorphosis Biz, in a discussion about women in entrepreneurship. With over 20 years of experience managing top luxury brands worldwide, Giovanna offers a unique perspective on entrepreneurship.

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Episode Ten

In this episode, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Mishcon Managing Associate, Suzi Sendama. Suzi speaks about her unconventional path to law, navigating the corporate world as a woman and how the past months have shifted perspectives on work/life balance.

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Episode Nine

In this episode, SBID CEO & Founder, Vanessa Brady introduces Chris Godfrey, Global Principle of HBA Residential as the newly appointed President of SBID. As a British-educated Architect and interior designer based in Singapore with an expansive portfolio of design experience from the UK to the Far East, Chris shares his unique global perspective on the interior design profession.

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Episode Eight

This episode of the SpeakEasy podcast welcomes the interior design masters behind the award-winning practice, Matthews Rea Interiors. Founders, Lauren Matthews and Louise Rea address the fundamentals of spatial planning in interior design and tell us why it’s so integral to the design process from the outset!

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Episode Seven

In this episode, Grant Pierrus is joined by interior architect, designer and property developer, Shalini Misra as she sheds light on her journey in the interior design industry, shares her unique professional insight on interior wellness and provides a masterclass on the role and integration of wellbeing as a core design principle.

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Episode Six

Following on from Geoff Wilkinson’s first appearance on the SpeakEasy podcast, this episode revisits the topic of garage conversions as Vanessa Brady presents a series of key conversion questions to be addressed.

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Episode Five

In this episode of the SpeakEasy podcast, host Grant Pierrus talks business and sustainability in interior design with entrepreneur and founder of The Graphene Company, trading an innovative line of natural, ecological paints.

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Episode Four

Our host Grant Pierrus catches up with Oli Stephenson, founder and director of Life Kitchens. Oli shares his experiences of running a kitchen showroom business in the wake of the coronavirus, and how the implications of the pandemic will continue to affect the future of the sector.

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Episode Three

SBID founder, Vanessa Brady, talks garage conversions with Geoff Wilkinson, Managing Director of Wilkinson Construction Consultants. Discussing the important factors to consider if you’re thinking of turning an old garage into a usable office space!


Episode Two

The second episode features a candid conversation with founders of Hill House Interiors, Helen Bygraves and Jenny Weiss, sharing their perspectives on the deeper lifestyle implications of Covid-19 and how this is impacting interior design.


Episode One

The first episode in the new SpeakEasy series features a conversation with Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, founder of SBID, where she sheds light on how climate change is effecting the interior design and construction industries.

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