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.
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.
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
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
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.
Camberyard wins UK Corporate Excellence Award 2017
Camberard receives Interior Design Business Advisor of the Year 2017 & Excellence Award for Business Development Plans - UK
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
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.
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.
GLOBAL 100 2017 WINNER
Camberyard has won the Best Interior Design Communications Advisor in the UK in Global 100’s 2017 Awards.
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.
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.
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?’
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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