Top tips for building a brand & developing your business

Polly Williams, the multi-award-winning Designers’ Advisor, founded Camberyard, an interior design business development consultancy, in 2015. Inspired by the belief that collaboration is better than competition, she also formed the Camberyard Collective, a select group of like-minded designers, brands and creative professionals that meet regularly for workshops and events. Here, Polly shares her tops tips on building a brand and developing your business.

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POLLY WILLIAMS ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF DECOREX

Designers’ Advisor Polly Williams of Camberyard, an award-winning interior design business development consultancy, returns to Decorex for the third year in a row. She has invited four members of her thriving Camberyard Collective – Sarah Bullen-Webb, Henrietta Holroyd, Laura Keith and Lizzie Tovey to share their experiences and tips for Decorex ahead of their panel discussion this October.

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10 things you need to know before launching an interior design business or brand

Designers’ Advisor Polly Williams of Camberyard, an award-winning interior design business development consultancy, returns to Decorex for the third year in a row. She has invited four members of her thriving Camberyard Collective – Sarah Bullen-Webb, Henrietta Holroyd, Laura Keith and Lizzie Tovey – to share their wisdom on the interiors world ahead of their not-to-be-missed panel discussion this October.

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Polly Williams, founder of Camberyard, addresses insurance and GDPR in the September edition of the Interior Designer

There are certain topics like fees and the art of negotiation that repeatedly arise with my clients. One of areas I ask them to consider is how to build a strong business foundation through increasing their knowledge of their legal obligations.

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SOCIAL MEDIA IS A HOT TOPIC AMONG INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Polly Williams, Founder of Camberyard dives ito the rabbit hole that is social media and looks to demystify the use of online platforms for the betterment of your business in the July edition of the Interior Designer

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CAMBERYARD CELEBRATES WINNING MORE AWARDS FOR 2019

Corporate USA Today Annual Awards
Best Interior Design Communications Advisor
UK Annual Awards 2019

M&A Today
Best Interior Design Advisor of the Year
UK Annual Awards 2019

Lawyer International Legal 100 Awards
Best Interior Design Communications Advisor
UK Annual Awards 2019

Global Venture Awards
Best Interior Design Communications Advisor
UK Annual Awards 2019

Corporate America Today Awards
Best Interior Design Communications Advisor
UK Annual Awards 2019

Global 100
Best Interior Design Communications Advisor
UK Annual Awards 2019

Global 100
Best Interior Design Business Advisor of the Year
UK Annual Awards 2019

CV Magazine Business Innovator Awards
Best Interior Design Business Consultancy
UK Annual Awards 2019

Lawyer International Global Awards
Best Interior Design Business Advisor of the Year
UK Annual Awards 2019

Corporate LiveWire Global Awards
Unique Design Consultancy
Annual Awards 2019

Luxe Life
Leading Interior Design Business Consultant
UK Annual Awards 2019

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The Camberyard Collective Hits Decorex

For the 3rd year running, Camberyard founder and Designers’ Advisor, Polly Williams, hosts a panel talk with 3 designers and an interiors brand on what it takes to launch and run a successful design business. From advice on business strategy, marketing and USP-development, this is a valuable – always lively – session. Wednesday 9 October - 12pm to 12.45pm, Decorex International, Olympia.

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Camberyard is honoured to become an Industry partner of the British Institute of Interior Design

Camberyard is honoured to become an Industry partner of the British Institute of Interior Design

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Camberyard Global Ventures Awards Winner

Camberyard win Global Ventures Awards for Best Interior Design Communications Advisor UK

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Polly shares her top tips for building a brand and developing your business effectively.

In her latest Interior Design Yearbook article, Polly shares her top tips for building a brand and developing your business effectively. Read on to find out more and discover her predictions for 2019 ... it’s all about working together and sharing skills to stay relevant, inspired and at the top of your game. If you’re not already involved, now’s the time to become part of the vibrant Camberyard Collective!

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Camberyard Collective Networking Event – an evening with Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball

Join Joa Studholme, Colour Curator at Farrow & Ball, for an evening of inspiration with Camberyard Collective members Emma Hooton and Lisa Bradburn.

In this informal Q&A session featuring valuable insights from her experience as International Colour Consultant, Joa will share her considerable knowledge on the process of transforming homes with paint and paper.

Wednesday 30 April 6.30pm to 8pm
Farrow & Ball Chelsea Showroom 249 Fulham Road, SW3 6HY

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Best Interior Design Business Advisor of the Year - UK

Camberyard are delighted to recieve the M&A Today Best Interior Design Business Advisor of the Year - UK award from Global Awards 2019

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Camberyard is a multi-award winning Business Development Agency for Interior Designers and Interiors Brands

Camberyard is a multi-award winning Business Development Agency for Interior Designers and Interiors Brands. 2018 was a fantastic year for us and we are proud to announce that last year we were awarded :

Legal 100
Best Interior Design Communications Advisor - UK
2018

Corporate Livewire (Innovation & Excellence Awards)
Excellence in Business Development Consultancy Services - UK
2018

CV Magazine's UK Best in Business Awards
Most Innovative Business Development Consultant
2018

M&A Today
Best Interior Design Advisor of the Year - UK
2018

Lawyer International Legal 100 Awards
Best Interior Design Business Advisor of the Year - UK
2018

Global Business Insights Awards
Best in Interior Design Communications - UK
2018

Global Venture
Best Interior Design Communications Advisor - UK
2018

LUX Life Magazine's Fashion & Lifestyle Awards
Best Interior Design Business Consultant - UK
2018

CV Magazine's UK Excellence Awards
Best Interior Design Business Development Specialist
2018

Silicon Review
SHORTLISTED for The Silicon Review's 30 Most Reputable Companies of the Year
2018

January 2019

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How to maximise your business at trade shows

As a member of The House Directory and ahead of Decorex 2018, where Polly will again be leading a panel talk on how to launch and grow your own business, she shares her expertise on how to make the most of your visit to trade shows - and explain why they're so worthwhile to attend. See you at Syon Park this September!

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Why is it worth investing in quality craftsmanship?

Why is it worth investing in quality craftsmanship? In light of the Camberyard Brunch at the Tom Faulkner showroom, a collection renowned for its quality, Polly invited four members of her Collective - Lisa Bradburn, Henrietta Holroyd, Emma Kewley and Lisa Mitchell - to explore the trend towards buying pieces to treasure and pass on to the next generation. Discover what the designers have to say about quality, the TF collection (they reveal their favourite piece!) and why they love working with the TF team.

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10 things to know before launching an interior design business or brand

Ahead of their Decorex panel talk ‘So you’re a brilliant designer … but do you have the skills to launch and grow your own design business’, Polly has asked four of her brilliant Camberyard Collective members - Emma Hooton, Petra Arko, Ciara Ephson & Jeannine Birch - to share their wisdom on getting started in the interiors world. Here are 10 Things to Know Before Launching an Interior Design Business or Brand - read on and be inspired.

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Don’t miss the Camberyard Business Hub at Decorex 2018!

In this brand new and bespoke pop-up, we are creating a Business Hub centre for the ‘business’ side of interior design. In collaboration with Nine Yard Club (a commercial interior design agency and member of the Camberyard Collective), Camberyard founder Polly Williams – the award-winning Designers’ Advisor – will offer specialist interior design business development advice to Decorex attendees and exhibitors. In conjunction with her unmissable panel talk on 19 September at 12pm, Polly will advise on key business issues, including: - Launching and growing an interior design studio & brand - Fees, Proposals and Presentation Skills - Networking - Marketing and PR and more There are a limited number of 20 minute 'taster' consultations each day at £45. If you wish to book your slot, please email: events@camberyard.com today. We look forward to seeing you there! Stand F33

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So you’re a brilliant designer … but can you run a business?

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our Camberyard Collective at Syon Park for the next round of 'So you’re a brilliant designer . . . but can you run a business?' If you’re passionate about interior design and launching and growing a successful business, this talk is for you. Do you ever wonder how brilliant businesses succeed? The strategies they use? Camberyard has handpicked a panel of leading interior designers and brands from the Camberyard Collective, who will discuss how great design can be turned into a thriving and sustainable business. Topics include key business and marketing strategies, developing your USP, finding your target clients and using social media to market your business in an ever-changing industry.

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The Designers' Advisor's new column for Interior Designer magazine

In a new column for Interior Designer magazine, Polly talks about the ever-relevant subject: fees and proposals. Revealing her most-asked questions as The Designers’ Advisor, Polly breaks down the process of working out how much to charge, how to come up with a strong fee proposal and, importantly, ensuring you successfully manage your time and client expectations.

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How does mindfulness come into good interior design practice

In her latest blog for KLC, Polly shines a light on the small but important details of a thriving interior design business, explaining why a considered, holistic approach is as vital as brilliant design. Mentoring, mindfulness and – yes – meditation can help you find the right balance and properly assess your strategic goals. Read on to see how Polly does it

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Excellence in Business Development Consultancy Services - UK

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Best Interior Design Communications Advisor - UK

Camberyard has won another award, this time hailing from the USA We're so proud to have been recognised by Corporate USA Today in their annual awards, winning 'Best Interior Design Communications Advisor - UK.' Thank you to everyone for all of your support, here's to many more wins for Camberyard, and the Camberyard Collective

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CAMBERYARD WINS UK CORPORATE EXCELLENCE AWARD 2017

Featured on the cover of CV Magazine’s 2017 UK Corporate Excellence Awards issue for winning Interior Design Business Advisor of the Year 2017 & Excellence Award for Business Development Plans – UK. Polly started Camberyard with the aim of providing bespoke business development advice to interior design and brand professionals and has created a real niche in the market. Check out the article to learn how she does it.

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Camberyard wins UK Corporate Excellence Award 2017

Camberard receives Interior Design Business Advisor of the Year 2017 & Excellence Award for Business Development Plans - UK

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DO YOU HAVE A STRATEGY FOR 2018?

From reviewing and revising to getting yourself out there to getting a mentor - Polly shares her top tips for succeeding in the design world in 2018 in this blog for KLC. What’s top of your list for next year?

November 2017

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

In this article for IDY 2018, Polly explains how professional development can be the key to making your business stand out in the ever-changing interior design market. Read on to see how it could benefit you

November 2017

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Camberyard Award Winner in Lux Fashion & Lifestyle Awards 2017

Camberyard has been voted the winner of Best Bespoke Business Development Advisory - England in the Lux Fashion & Lifestyle Awards.

September 2017

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BIID mentoring roundtables

Key members of the BIID will be hosting a series of BIID mentoring sessions during this year’s Decorex, designed to support new and emerging designers making their way in the interior design profession.

September 2017

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Top 10 tips for starting an interiors business

Polly Williams – the Designers’ Advisor – has formed a Collective of some of the best designers in the business. She has invited four – Ana Azevedo, Emma Hooton, Robin Sprong and Kay Westmaas – to share their top tips for starting an interiors business, ahead of their panel discussion this September.

September 2017

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GLOBAL 100 2017 WINNER

Camberyard has won the Best Interior Design Communications Advisor in the UK in Global 100’s 2017 Awards.

July 2017

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Camberyard nominated in ACQ5 Global Awards 2017

Camberyard has been voted the winner of UK - Niche Advisory Firm of the Year, ACQ5 Global Awards for the second ACQ5 award

July 2017

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MODELLING A BUSINESS FOR DESIGN

In this talk, BIID President Charles Leon and panellists Anna Burles, Freddy van Zevenbergen and Polly Williams will be discussing the challenges of running project-based design companies where a creative environment is essential, but often hard to maintain.

July 2017

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HOW A DESIGNER CAN SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATE FEES

Polly shares her tips on how to understand what you’re worth as a successful interior designer – and charge for it accordingly.

July 2017

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HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL?

In this article for IDY, Polly poses the key questions aspiring interior design professionals must ask themselves before embarking on that career path. Getting the essentials straight before jumping in sets a strong foundation for success.

January 2017

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Camberyard has been voted the winner of the Best Interior Design Communications Advisor - UK in the 2016 UK Corporate Excellence Awards

November 2016

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MAXIMISING YOUR CAREER SUCCESS

Whilst finalising my lecture to be delivered to the next wave of KLC design graduates, I kept asking myself ‘What should a design graduate know when taking their first steps into the design world professionally?’

November 2016

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Camberyard is delighted to join the BIID Suppliers Directory

Camberyard is delighted to join the BIID Suppliers Directory. Find the Designers’ Advisor under Business Services

November 2016

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A WELL-DESIGNED BUSINESS PODCAST

In an interview with LuAnn Nigara from the renowned US podcast ‘A well-designed business’, Polly talks about her holistic approach to interior design consultancy and shares some of her top tips for making it in the industry.

October 2016

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TIPS & TRENDS FOR 2017

October is an ideal opportunity to stop, breathe and reconnect with your design business. It’s also the perfect month to analyse your brand or service. See Polly’s top tip for the new year in The House Directory.

October 2016

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THE POWER OF MENTORING

When it comes to creating and growing your design business – where do you need help? In this article for Interior Design Today, Polly looks at how to make mentoring work for you.

November 2016

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HOW TO BECOME AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

In this special piece for The Lux Pad, Polly brings together some of her top talent from The Camberyard Collective to give their tips on how to break into the interior design industry. Discover what these industry experts rated as the top five personality traits needed and hear what they have to say about their own experiences in the industry.

August 2016

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Camberyard becomes a member of The House Directory

Camberyard is delighted to become a member of The House Directory - find us under Interior Design Business Services.

July 2016

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CREATING YOUR DESIGN BUSINESS

So you’re a brilliant designer … but can you run a business? In this KLC blog, Polly looks at the key steps to starting a business. From creating a brand that is unique to getting creative with your budget to working out what it is that you don’t know, Polly clearly lays out the fundamentals.

February 2016

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INTERIOR DESIGN YEARBOOK 2016

In this edition of IDY, Polly offers advice on how to get started in the design business. Creativity is a given, but to run a successful business you need a strong strategy too. Read on to discover the essentials when starting out."

January 2016

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CREATING YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN BRAND

Clients don’t need interior designers the way they used to. With fantastic companies like Dering Hall and LuxDeco, consumers can source interior design quickly and easily online. In this blog for KLC, Polly describes how to build a successful business in an ever-evolving market.

November 2015

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We are proud to announce that Camberyard has been appointed to Sheerluxe interiors panel

From luxurious, classic décor to cutting-edge contemporary design, SL’s panel of interior experts are on hand to provide professional advice on all things interiors related.

November 2015

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PREPARE & PLAN – TOP TIP

Polly has ‘The Last Word’ in this edition of Interior Design Today. She discusses her holistic approach at Camberyard and the route to a business-savvy design career. It’s all about building a strong foundation and developing a strategy going forward

November 2015

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THE DESIGNERS’ ADVISOR – BEHIND THE SCENES

So-called ‘business and marketing guru’ Polly knows what it takes to make a design and interiors’ company successful. In this IDY piece, she explains how she is able to combine her love of marketing, PR strategy, rebranding and proposal planning with her practical planning skills to help transform her clients’ businesses. Read on to find out how

November 2015

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