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BCFA Member of the Month: Roman Showers

The summer is coming to a close and as the new season begins there is a sense of renewal and refreshment after an eventful few months for our industry. This September we introduce the BCFA’s new Member of the Month, who is looking forward to continuing their hard work in the coming season; Roman Showers…. Read More >

31 August 2021

Register now – Successful Collaboration, Free Webinar

As part of Design Insider’s current content campaign which explores collaboration we have invited Samantha Dawe, Marketing Director EMEA at Shaw Contract, Chris and Suzanne Carpenter, Design Partners at Patternistas, and Mark Allison, Sustainability Consultant at Mark Allison Consulting to discuss their experience of collaborating with colleagues, as a design partnership and with clients. You… Read More >

20 August 2021

Women in Office Design – Joanna Knight

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Joanna Knight, Partner at The Knight Partnership and Sustainability and Circular Economy Manager at Women in Office Design (WOD). She will be hosting the Sustainability seminar for the forthcoming BCFA/WOD ‘Clerkenwell Open’ event. The Journey in the Workplace Sector Joanna started her career in the workplace and… Read More >

16 August 2021

The magic of Maggie’s

At the beginning of 2019 I was given the fairly shocking diagnosis that I had T-cell lymphoma, a pretty rare form of cancer. The discovery had been made during what should have been a fairly routine sinus operation; which in many ways makes it an incredibly lucky one. Within weeks I had be taken through… Read More >

3 August 2021

Q&A with Herman Miller: BCFA Member of the Month

Design Insider is so excited to announce our new BCFA Member of the Month, Herman Miller. With over 100 years in business, Herman Miller has inspired furniture design for decades, placing their importance on design, the environment, community service and the health & well-being of their employee’s and customers. We caught up with European Ancillary… Read More >

2 August 2021

ONE: Jacqui Smith

Continuing with our popular ONE series, we spoke with Jacqui Smith, Director at HomeSmiths.  Jacqui is an interior designer specialising in care homes and retirement living with a real focus around dementia. She is also an interior designer with a visual impairment. 9 years ago she permanently lost the sight in her left eye. Jacqui’s personal… Read More >

26 July 2021

Q&A with Sustainability Consultant Mark Allison

Mark Allison Consulting was founded in 2021 and although they are new, they have worked with a broad range of companies including some of the UK’s largest brands over the last 30 years. Mark Allison believes the normal rules of business do not stop when it comes to sustainability, pragmatic solutions still matter. That is… Read More >

21 July 2021

Women in Office Design – Kay Sargent

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Kay Sargent, FASID, FIIDA, CID, LEED® AP, MCR.w, WELL AP, Director of Workplace at HOK. From then to now Kay has been designing space since a kid! She was the only girl in the architectural drafting class at college and subsequently opened one of the first CADD… Read More >

15 July 2021

ONE: Darren Hilliker

Continuing with our popular ONE series, we spoke with Darren Hilliker, Architect and Design (A&D) Manager at CMD Ltd.  Darren brings more than 20 years’ experience in the office interiors market to CMD Ltd, the specialist in workstation power and ergonomic solutions for commercial environments. With a background in the furniture sector, Darren is passionate… Read More >

5 July 2021