The AGM held on Thursday 28 June at the National Army Museum, marked the official handover to new BIID President Gilly Craft, who takes over from Charles Leon. Gilly is a long standing and experienced member of the BIID council, previously being CPD Director, chairing the CPD committee and working with members of the BIID Council to ensure BIID Registered Interior Designers are fully informed and qualified.
Gilly began her working life as an air stewardess, with global travel inspiring her love of architecture and design.
She later enrolled at the Regent Academy, completing the Interior Design Diploma with a distinction and went on to teach an Interior Design City and Guilds course. She soon started designing for clients and gradually gave up tutoring and started her own studio. Her studio Koubou Interiors has since become an award-winning practice in healthcare design with a wide range of clients including ‘Our House’ Disabled Childrens Centre and Park Lane Orthodontics. Gilly has been a member of the BIID for over fifteen years, she comments:
“It’s a huge privilege to be this year’s BIID President” says Gilly, who has been a member of the BIID for over 15 years, “The BIID has proved to be an essential support to me during my interior design career and I have benefited hugely from being part of this thriving community. I look forward to continuing the great work that Charles has done, in terms of driving membership growth, strengthening the status and professionalism of interior design and helping give BIID members meaningful support at every stage their careers.”
The AGM was followed by the BIID’s annual summer drinks party, which was held in the stylish surroundings of the Poltrona Frau showroom on Fulham Road.