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Being innovative in 2019

29th January 2019

For me, 2019 is about innovation and reinventing the way we do things. In times of uncertainty, I think two things happen. We become cautious and go into protection mode, we focus on our family and of course protecting our wealth. But being cautious is quite hard work, so we’re also on the lookout for what’s new and exciting, not just any old new, but what’s truly innovative and engaging. So there are two extremes, a natural state of caution,…

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A luxury property competition platform launched by 2 London property developers

18th December 2018

Wouldn’t we all want to win a large windfall? Well that’s exactly what 2 very entrepreneurial property developers are making happen for someone. Harry Dee and Jonny Jackson from Gatsby Property have launched a luxury property competition platform where you’re in with a chance of winning a luxury property for just £10 a ticket. It’s called Cadivus which means windfall in Latin. I met up with Harry and he took me on a tour of the £2mil, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, South…

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An in-depth discussion about Interiors and Design PR

13th August 2018

Join our online Facebook Live talk where I’ll be speaking to Hugo Rawlins, Co-Founder of Rawlins George, about PR in the interiors and design world today. Specifically, I want to understand where the value in PR now lies, what reasonable return on investment should we be looking for. There’s so much to discuss and we are going to be looking at the following and much more. You will also be able to ask questions at the end of the broadcast.…

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Why content marketing is relevant to interior designers

22nd May 2018

It’s quite often the case that an interior designer will start with one or two projects and then suddenly realise a few years later that they have built a business around themselves with a team to pay and rent to budget for. It’s at this point that thinking about how to market a design studio becomes really important. Realising that the flow of leads you had is exhausted and that now you need to get out into the world and…

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Interior design pricing and results from the survey

15th May 2018

Almost on a daily basis, I am asked about interior design pricing strategies. In particular, “What is everybody else doing?” I don’t really like to answer this question as it’s usually followed by the designer trying to implement what others are doing, but that’s not always the right thing to do for your business. I know that this is a very hot topic and I strongly believe that industry bodies should be tackling this problem head-on, but their approach is slower,…

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Why interior designers need to use project management software

7th May 2018

I briefly touched on project management software in my first business post, How to grow your interior design firm. I’m going to be following up each point I raised with a further detailed blog post. Today I’m going to write about project management software and why every interior designer, no matter how big or small your firm is, should be using this. In fact, I’d go as far to say that I think that every business should be using project…

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Workshop: How to price your interior design services

1st May 2018

Join Grant Pierrus and Nicola Pearson FCA to discover the right pricing strategy for your interior design business. Do you want to feel more confident when quoting for interior design projects and ensure that you will make a profit from your work? In this workshop, you will learn the common strategies that interior designers use to price their services and the effect that each of these strategies has on your business. What will you learn: An overview of the most…

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How to grow your interior design business

1st May 2018

I speak to interior designers every day and I hear about all sorts of issues that are happening in their businesses and in the sector.  My day-to-day business is to help interior designers grow their companies and their profiles within the sector and further afield. I put this blog post together to share some ideas that I have implemented with some of my clients as well as further ideas that I want to share with you to help you grow…

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In conversation with Michelle Mone

10th July 2017
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A few weeks ago I was invited to meet Michelle Mone. Quite daunting I have to admit, we were to discuss Michelle’s new venture into the interior design sector. We all know Michelle Mone as the supreme entrepreneur who founded Ultimo, the iconic lingerie company, and then sold it a few years ago after building a team of 63000. Michelle’s incredible achievements have also earned her the title, Baroness of Mayfair. So it was very appropriate to be heading to…

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How technology is disrupting the interior design sector

9th May 2017

The traditional business model of interior design is being challenged. The advances in technology are making this possible. It’s not a bad thing, but if you’re in this sector, it’s something you need to be aware of. Being so active in the interior design sector, and in a unique position where I see inside so many interior design firms, there is a definite shift of business. The higher end of the market is so competitive and there seem to be…

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