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The Business Of Interiors and the Design Biz Survival Guide brings you two days of expert presentations, panelist discussions, networking and community hosted in London and the East Midlands!

Together we will unite design entrepreneurs at two UK venues, providing exclusive access to a series of empowering panels, from top PR strategists, to some of the most notable founders within our industry.

Day 1: Romo Headquarters, 4 June 2024, 8:45am-5:30pm

Immerse yourself in a community of like-minded interior designers and industry professionals. From panel discussions with successful Interior Designer’s to insightful presentations from seasoned journalists and creative directors, day one offers an insight into all areas of the industry. Additionally, you will gain exclusive access to Romo’s factory tour and gain insights from their talented design team straight from the fabric designer’s table.

SBID CEO & Founder, Vanessa Brady OBE will also be attending as a guest speaker!

Day 2: FBC Showroom, 6 June 2024, 8:45am-5:30pm

From an expert panel discussion from leading Interior Designer’s, to an insightful presentation from Rick Campos, day two is guaranteed to provide important insights that you can take away and action to enhance your own design business.

SBID Members earn 4 x CPD points (per event) for attending!

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Join SBID at Cosentino’s new showroom in Hatton Garden for an illuminating discussion about luxury bathroom design!

As the bathroom evolves from clinical function room to living space, this high-traffic, high-demand area of design is constantly evolving and changing. In this talk, we’ll explore the changes and challenges in bathroom design, focusing on the importance of specifying premium products to create and maintain luxury spaces.

SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE will guide the talk to draw insights from a panel of design experts from leading brands and studios; Cosentino, GRAFF and Zulufish. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, learn from industry leaders, and network with your peers!

Drinks and canapes will be served.

– Chaired by Vanessa Brady OBE, Founder & CEO of SBID
– Jose Lopez, Regional General Manager South England, Cosentino UK
– Brian Gallop, Business Relations Manager from GRAFF Designs
– Caroline Milns, Head of Interior Design at Zulufish

SBID Members earn 2 x CPD points for attending!

The discussion is open to all SBID members and design professionals.

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The Society of British and International Interior Design continues on it’s mission to support interior designers in business!

The upcoming panel for CDW ‘Design Meets‘ programme brings together business and industry experts to address some of the biggest pain points designers face when it comes to running a practice and discuss the ins and outs of growing an interior design business in the current climate.

From scaling the business, managing clients and securing projects, to dealing with legal issues, navigating disputes and one of the most widely raised concerns among the interior design community, non-payment!

Designing is only one aspect of managing a successful practice. Learn from legal practitioners, financial specialists and knowledgeable designers about their experiences, solutions and recipes for success, as well as gain valuable insights on effective strategies to safeguard your brand, strengthen client relationships, and overcome the stumbling blocks to structure your business for greater commercial success!


– Dr Vanssa Brady OBE, CEO & Founder, SBID (Chair)

– Stella Gittins, Co-Founder & Group Director, Accouter Group of Companies

– Ed O’Donnell, Co-Founder & Creative Director , Angel O’Donnell

– Richard O’Donnell, Co-Founder & CEO, Angel O’Donnell

– Amanda Bucklow, Commercial Mediator, Unity Legal Solutions

– David Harrison, Payments Expert, ProCard

SBID Members earn 1 x CPD point for attending!

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Belgian furniture brand, Bulo, and sister company, Bosq, launches innovative WoodSaver Technology at Clerkenwell Design Week!

Talks and workshops will take place at the show enabling architects and designers to explore new sustainable options for projects with a high level of sustainability criteria.

WoodSaver is a revolutionary technology that offers a sustainable solution to reduce waste in veneer production. This groundbreaking development will take centre stage during the highly anticipated Clerkenwell Design Week, presented with their UK Clerkenwell-based partner and distributor, Welltek. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the craftsmanship and ingenuity of WoodSaver in action.

SBID Members earn 1 x CPD point for attending the talk & 4 x CPD points for attending the workshop!

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What is Biophilic Design and how can this nature-based design approach be applied to help mitigate the effects of climate change?

Roca London Gallery’s panel of experts will explore how allowing nature to flourish in all spaces can support biodiversity, make cities more resilient to the effects of the climate crisis, whilst also more comfortable and equitable to live in.

This talk will draw on some of the leading authorities on biophilic design and explore why nature should be at the heart of every design process, whatever the scale. To conclude the discussion a Q&A will provide the audience to engage with our expert panel.


– Oliver Heath, Oliver Heath Design

– Paul de Zwart, Another Country

– Adrian Byne, Benholm

– Dr Vanessa Champion, Journal of Biophilic Design

SBID Members earn 1 x CPD point for attending!

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As we warm up to this year’s edition of EquipHotel Paris in November, we’re thrilled to invite you to an enriching discussion led by experts at forefront of hospitality design innovation!

Join us at Conran and Partner’s Clerkenwell studio for an engaging dialogue with Tina Norden, Partner at Conran and Partners, Laureen Levi Alvares, Area manager UK & Ireland at Fermob, Sophie Harper, Editor at Hotel Designs, and Beatrice Gravier, Director of EquipHotel, as they share insights into how we should collaborate with younger generations to pool ideas that will shape the design of future social and hospitality settings.

During the event you will get the chance to engage with the panellists and gain exclusive perspectives on the trends and transformations shaping the landscape of hospitality design.

SBID Members earn 1 x CPD point for attending!

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Andrea Steidl and Simone Bonanni in conversation with Pasquale Junior Natuzzi!

Natuzzi Italia chooses the stage of Milan Design Week 2024 to kick off the programme of events and projects created to celebrate the brand’s 65th anniversary. The showroom is the backdrop for the new The Circle of Harmony – 65th Anniversary collection, which tells the story of the brand’s evolution between past, present and future through the designs of Karim Rashid, Andrea Steidl and Simone Bonanni. The three designers will participate, together with Pasquale Junior Natuzzi – Natuzzi’s chief brand and creative officer, in a talk intended as an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes insight into the new Natuzzi collection through the voices of its contributors.


– Simone Bonanni – Product Designer and Founder of Simone Bonanni studio

– Andrea Steidl – Industrial Designer and Co-Founder of the / àr o / design studio

– Pasquale Junior Natuzzi – Creative Director Natuzzi Italia

For sixty-five years, Natuzzi has been on a journey in search of harmony, inspired by the fertile land of Apulia, which fuelled the birth of Pasquale Natuzzi’s creativity and entrepreneurial ethos. These values have shaped the company’s history, leading it along a path of growth in terms of both its identity and style, which will be celebrated during Milan Design Week.

The flagship store in Via Durini, featuring a redesigned layout with revised architectural elements, has evolved into a concept inspired by the refined elegance of ‘quiet luxury’, where the space dedicated to architects and interior decorators becomes even more central thanks to the new Natuzzi design studio.

SBID Members earn 1 x CPD point for attending!

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At Milan Design Week, GROHE SPA will bring its concept ‘Salus per Aquam’ to life with new immersive experience at Palazzo Reale!

The “Aquatecture” installation underscores the significance and importance of water in architecture and the health and well-being benefits this infusion can bring.

An integral part of this experience is the GROHE SPA Aqua Talks, a captivating series of discussions, where renowned architects, and leading designers, converge to explore the interplay between water, architecture, and well-being. The three talks will delve into the impact on personal and social wellness, by uncovering designs that transform spaces into reflective environments of tranquility and revitalisation, offering a complete multi-sensory experience.

Event Programme:

Tuesday 16 April 2024, 5-6pm CET: Revitalisation

With Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, Leader, LIXIL Global Design, LIXIL Americas and César Giraldo, César Giraldo Design

Wednesday 17 April 2024, 5-6pm CET: Redefining Luxury

With Paul Flowers, Leader, LIXIL Global Design & Brand Identity and Steve Leung, Steve Leung Design Group

Friday 19 April 2024, 11am–12pm CET: Regeneration

With Patrick Speck, Leader, LIXIL Global Design, LIXIL EMENA, Daniela Baldo, Founding Partner Studio Marco Piva and Tina Norden, Partner Conran and Partner

SBID Members earn 1 x CPD point (per talk) for attending!

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Join Katharine Pooley this Monday the 11th of March, for a panel discussion on ‘Extraordinary Homes & Gardens Around the World’ led by Noni Ware, Executive Editor of House & Garden magazine.

Topics include ‘Extraordinary Estates’, ‘Coastal Homes’, ‘Countryside’ and ‘Urban City Living’ – in a far-reaching conversation with Katharine Pooley and industry visionaries, Janice Parker and Randle Siddeley in celebration of the launch of Design Week 2024.

We invite you to discover insights into design as our experts take you through their most breathtaking projects – some of which have never been shown to the public before. Join us in the McKinnon & Harris Showroom, amongst a sea of spring flowers, for a spot of afternoon tea and bubbles. It promises to be an unmissable Design Week highlight.

MONDAY 11th MARCH 2024
McKinnon & Harris
220 North Dome
The Design Centre Chelsea Harbour
[email protected]

Katharine Pooley

Established over 20 years ago Katharine Pooley’s London-based interior design studio creates innovative designs and exquisite, award-winning, spaces worldwide. Recently named as “British Interior Designer of the Decade” and “International Designer of the Year”, Katharine’s design vision is limitless and unconstrained by genre.

Katharine Pooley

Janice Parker

Janice Parker was born and raised in NYC. While studying she worked in the floral business which solidified her passion for landscape design. In 1984 she launched her eponymous firm, which has been honoured with Interior Design’s Best of Year Award for Residential Landscape in 2020, and Veranda’s Best in Outdoor Living Awards in 2022 and 2020.

Janice Parker

Randle Siddeley

Randle Siddeley, The Lord Kenilworth, founded RSL in 1978. Under his guidance, the landscaping company has become globally recognised for its quality and innovative designs. He has gained extensive experience working alongside many eminent architects and designers on private gardens, hotels and commercial developments all over the world and he is much lauded for his beautifully crafted gardens.

Randle Siddeley
McKinnon and Harris

McKinnon and Harris

McKinnon and Harris has been handcrafting high performance aluminium furniture for estate, garden, and yacht in Richmond, Virginia since 1991. Today, McKinnon and Harris set the standard for outdoor home furnishings, with the mission to elevate and inspire designers and homeowners through art, design, and craftsmanship. McKinnon and Harris operates showrooms in London, Richmond, New York City and Los Angeles.

About Katharine Pooley

Recently named ‘British Interior Designer of the Decade’, ‘International Designer of the Year in Asia’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Katharine Pooley has in a short space of time become one of Europe’s leading designers. Her portfolio encompasses a multitude of interior styles and architectural genres and her design ethos is one of luxurious eclecticism. No two projects are ever alike, but they are universally beautiful and timeless.

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The UK’s leading workspace interiors exhibition is set to take place at the Business Design Centre in London!

Workspace Design Show is a must-addition to London’s design calendar, attended by the region’s top architects, designers, occupiers, developers, consultants, coworking companies, and fit-out companies. It’s the platform to explore workspace innovation, unveil the latest products, and ignite your creative spark through thought-provoking talks and immersive programs.

With a gathering of over 3,500 attendees, an awe-inspiring lineup of 120+ speakers, 300+ unique workplace products, and many exciting features and installations, the Workspace Design Show is an unmissable event. Register now to receive a complimentary visitor pass and attend.

Networking Party invitations are available for SBID Members. Email [email protected] to redeem!

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