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Grow Your Business; The Way Ahead: Brian Woulfe, Guest Speaker

Grow Your Business: The Way Ahead – London Design Week Talks 2020

Online discussion hosted by Studio, in association with BIID. Part of the ‘Conversations in Design’ Series. The panel will discuss interior design industry challenges arising from the global Coronavirus pandemic and how to overcome them.


British Institute of Interior Design 2020

The BIID is the only professional institute for interior designers in the UK. They run webinars, tradeshows and other events throughout the year to enable interior design professionals to expand their knowledge and network with industry peers.

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Event Details

Date: Tuesday 15 September, 2pm

Guest speakers: Lester Bennett, Harriet Forde and Brian Wolfe

Chair: Elspeth Pridham, Editor, Studio

Coronavirus Impact on Interior Design

In this online discussion, Elspeth Pridham, editor of Studio magazine, will be joined by BIID members Lester Bennett, Harriet Forde and Brian Woulfe to discuss how to grow your interior design business in a post pandemic world.

The panel will discuss new ways of working, the challenges the industry is facing, new rules for site visits and suppliers and how to grow your network when face to face networking is not an option.


Lester Bennett

Lester is currently President of the BIID, having joined the BIID Council in 2018. Lester is an independent design consultant with 40 years of design experience. His career has included founding his own practice, working as a design director for a leading residential developer and as a founding partner of Folio Design LLP. Lester specialises in residential interior architecture and design, whilst also having a wide range of experience in commercial and retail design.

British Institute of Interior Design
Lester Bennett, President of the BIID (British Institute of Interior Design)

Brian Woulfe

Brian Woulfe founded multi award-winning London interior design studio Designed by Woulfe. With over a decade’s experience he has overseen projects throughout Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific regions creating modern, classic designs reflecting his intrinsic understanding of the international property market. He is passionate about creating comfortable, luxurious yet playful interiors.

Designed by Woulfe

Harriet Forde

Harriet Forde is an experienced interior designer and the founder of London-based practice Harriet Forde Design. Recognised for her work with commercial, hotel and residential clients, she is regularly commissioned to work on projects across the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. Harriet is Past President of the BIID and continues to play a key role in the strategic development of the BIID, working on the BIID Council.

BIID Council Directors
Harriet Forde

Our Awards & Affiliation

  • Eu property awards 2021 winner
  • EU Property Awards 2020 winner
  • BHA finalist 2020
  • United Kingdom Property Awards SALIC Winner 2018-2019

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