Design Insider Ambassadors

Design Insider is supported by world leading experts and creatives within the commercial furnishing sector.  This support has informed our development and assisted in our success in showcasing the expertise of leading Commercial Interior Designers.  We’re thrilled to celebrate these industry leaders as Design Insider Ambassadors.

Franky Rousell

CEO & Founder
Jolie 

Franky is the CEO of Jolie – the interiors studio which she founded in 2017. Jolie was born from a desire to drive a change in the interior industry through experience-led, sustainable design. Franky’s thought leadership and experience in sustainable design has been sought for panel discussions, debates and speaker opportunities across the UK & radio.

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Manuela Mannino & Nicholas J. Hickson

Founders
THDP

THDP was founded in 2005 by partners and couple Architect Manuela Mannino & Interior Designer Nicholas J Hickson. Since then, the studio has gone on to design hotels, restaurants, and residences all over the World. THDP aim to be flexible and able to react to the fast-moving waters of the hospitality sector. 

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Claire Menzies

Chairwoman
Istoria Group

Claire Menzies is the Chairwoman of Istoria Group, a creative collective of companies based in Bristol and Indianapolis. A passionate business leader and entrepreneur, Claire is a Fellow of the RSA and a long-time advocate of sustainable business practice.

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John Williams

Founder
SpaceInvader

John Williams founded Manchester-based interiors agency SpaceInvader in 2009, after a decade working in the UK and USA for leading architectural practices. The company, now one of the North’s leading agencies, creates world-class designs nominated for over 40 design and property awards.

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Holly Hallam

Managing Director
DesignLSM

Holly Hallam, Managing Director of award-winning multi-disciplined hospitality design agency – DesignLSM, has driven and built up the studio’s offerings and diverse world class client portfolio, bringing her considerable experience in brand, commercial and design strategy to the hospitality industry.

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Nigel Tresise

Director
align

Nigel Tresise is the Director/Owner of multi-disciplinary practice align, working across hospitality, workplace, mixed-use and residential schemes. He writes and speaks regularly on the changing workplace and on sustainability and is a Member of WOD’s Sustainable Design Collective.

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Gurvinder Khurana

Director
M Moser Associates 

Gurvinder is a Director at M Moser with over two decades experience. She is known as a leader in workplace design, regularly speaking at industry events. Gurvinder has also been involved in hospitality, mixed use and more recently, retail place making projects.

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Barry Jenkins

Director
Broome Jenkins

Broome Jenkins are designers with a special interest and experience of designing products for the workplace. Working with leading manufacturers from the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and the Far East they have considerable technical experience and a well developed knowledge based approach.

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Jenny Crossland

Designer
SpaceInvader

Multi-talented designer Jenny Crossland, part of the team at Manchester-based interiors agency SpaceInvader, thrives on cross-sector projects. She has a degree in Interior Design, but has worked across graphics, interiors and display design and also has a flair for multi-media and marketing projects.

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Craig Jones

Creative Director
Jones & Partners

Jones & Partners have been delivering product design solutions for over 20 years under the stewardship of Craig Jones. Pulling on a blend of aesthetic necessity, manufacturing know-how and commercial nous, the end user always comes first.

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Rita Bancroft

Co-owner
Bancmarketing

Rita has a passion for interiors. Having worked at a senior level for international brands for over 30 years, today she runs Bancmarketing, her own independent marketing consultancy business she set up in 2011.

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Jim Biddulph

Director
Jim Biddulph Studio

Jim Biddulph is a freelance materials, colour and interior specialist with over a decade of experience working with architects and interior designers. Communicating ideas about design through creative copy has always been at the core of his work, something he has shared with Design Insider for a number of years.

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