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11th February 2020
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KBSA announces further speaker for 2015 National Meeting
The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association has announced another keynote speaker for its 2015 National Meeting and Networking Dinner being held this year at The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford on Avon, on 16th September.
Vanessa Brady OBE is an international multi-award winning interior designer, business consultant and founder of the Society of British and International Design with over 30 years' experience in B2B procurement and post analysis of the design profession.
Vanessa's Central London based ISO 9001 design practice; Interior Design Services, has amassed an award winning portfolio including past projects such as Hard Rock Cafe, the Design Council, the Kabaret Club, British Luxury Club, Unilever, high security government offices, Head of State Palaces and the private residence of numerous diplomats.
Writing for various trade publications and regularly contributing to other international and national publications such as Sky News Paper review, Vanessa is also an inspirational speaker and a public spokesperson for interior design. She regularly appears around the world as an awards judge to peers in the design profession.
With an overall aim for improvement of interior design at all levels within commercial and residential design, quality of finish and function, Vanessa has been acknowledged for a number of high level business and design achievement awards; such as the 2013 Woman in the City, Woman of Achievement Award for the Built Environment and very recently awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to the design industry and UK economy.
Also nominated twice over in 2010 and 2013 by NatWest Bank for its Business Women's Award, she is an MBA business consultant, working with global business brands and private clients, from Hilton Hotels to Sheraton Hotels and InterContinental global Hotels across Europe.
Licensed by the Office of Fair Trading 2003 (now the Financial Conduct Authority) and Corporate Governance qualification (2002), Vanessa represents the interests of interior design at cross-party meetings at the House of Commons and the House of Lords. She is also a regular visitor to the Bank of England where she represents risks and current trading conditions of the interior design industry for SME.
Further speakers will be announced shortly.
10th July 2015