THE DESIGNERS’ ADVISOR
Polly Williams, inspired by her love of helping designers and brands launch or expand their business, founded the multi-award winning Camberyard in 2015. She is now the UK’s leading business development consultant for interiors, brands and designers. As The Designers’ Advisor, Polly takes a practical as well as holistic, 360-degree approach to transform businesses and unite creative professionals across the design industry.
Camberyard is an inspired idea; designers will benefit from Polly Williams's extensive knowledge of the interior design industry, her understanding of luxury brand marketing and creative thinking.
Jenny Gibbs, OBE Principal/Founder of KLC School of Design
Polly has been my mentor since I moved to London two years ago. Her wisdom and guidance as I’ve set up my business in a new city have been invaluable. She highlighted and gave useful advice on all the key areas of an interiors business, from accounting to social media and PR. Where I didn’t have contacts, she made introductions, sending me to many events where I met new people from the trade and which opened new doors. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it weren’t for Polly: her energy, ideas, belief and little black book!
Ana Engelhorn Camberyard Collective member, Interior Designer
I approached Camberyard 4 years ago with the intent of elevating my business - Polly was just the ticket to help me step it up a gear…
Henrietta Holroyd Camberyard Collective member, Interior Designer
We've been working with Camberyard for over 4 years, since the very early days of our business. Throughout that time Polly has provided invaluable insight, guidance and support garnered via her unique aptitude for assessing the strengths and challenges of a business within the context of the design industry.
Ana Azevedo & Renata Texiera Founders Kassavello, Camberyard Collective member, Brand
Starting my own design studio was difficult. As designers we are inherently concerned with the creative outlook and often neglect other facets of running a business. Polly was instrumental in helping me look at the bigger picture; to address and finesse all the parts in more detail. She also has an uncanny ability to connect the right people; most of my supplier network are Camberyard clients. Till this day, Polly is and will always be my sounding board.
Ziad Alonaizy Camberyard Collective Member Interior Designer & Brand
We have worked with Camberyard over the past few years, in a variety of ways, always helping to bring knowledge and expertise to the community. Having got to know Polly during this time, I’m amazed at her enthusiasm, hard work and desire to come up with new ideas and concepts that can help other businesses succeed.
Sam Fisher Brand Director Decorex International
I contacted Polly at the very beginning of my journey into running my own Interior Design studio, as I really didn’t know where to start in terms of running my own business, never mind in an industry that I was brand new to.
Jen Morton Jen Morton Interiors Camberyard Collective member, Interior Designer
Polly was recommended to us by one of our interior designer clients. We had an established business but our branding and website was in need of a refresh. With her warmth, knowledge and flexible approach, we knew from our first telephone conversation that Polly would be able to offer us the guidance and advice that we needed to move forward...
Nicole Moulton Black Co-Founder Origins Design, Camberyard Collective member, Brand
Working with Polly at Camberyard is absolutely the best thing we have done as a business.
Stephanie Douthwaite Founder of Chatelaine Interiors Soft Furnishings, Brand , Member of the Camberyard Collective
Anyone who has been involved in the start-up of a new business knows that, in the beginning, we don't have all the answers. We feel passionate about our business vision but every day there are basic questions about business-related issues and sometimes these are a challenge.
Anna Klepikova Anna K Studio Member of the Camberyard Collective, 3D Visualisations
Camberyard has been part of our annual Springtime Sessions event since they were founded. Their Spring Brunch and round table discussions are always a highlight of the programme featuring industry experts and interior designers. Through her excellent networking skills Polly delivers events which are interesting and informative and are populated with the wider interior design community.
Hermione Kennedy Co-Ordinator Chelsea Design Quarter
Having run my company for 18 years, I approached Polly in the view to strengthen my business. Polly helped me take a fresh look at the foundation of the business and start thinking in a different way.
Hélène Dabrowski Camberyard Collective Member, Interior Designer
Polly and the team always provided market insight, introductions and fresh thinking to enable us to deliver striking visitor experience content. In addition, Polly was a valuable ambassador for the event overall, recommending many potential clients for us approach for our exhibiting roster.
Stuart Hunter Show Director of House in association with House & Garden, Clarion Events
What can I say about Polly and her Camberyard Collective?... we’ve worked together for years now and I couldn’t ask for a better contributor, sound board for ideas and tenacious promoter of design talent.
Jade Tilley Editor, Interior Design Today Interior Design Yearbook
Polly and I met, virtually, during the 2020 pandemic when I invited her on The Connected Series with Country & Town House Magazine to speak about the ‘Survive & Thrive’ mentality: the importance of continuing to drive positivity and continuous adaptation.
Sophie Callender Founder & Creative Director Sophie Callender & The Connected Series
Polly Williams was the driving force behind an editorial series during Decorex and has repeatedly demonstrated her resourcefulness and ingenuity; she is a valued ambassador for Dering Hall.
Emily Bingham Manager UK & Europe Dering Hall
Polly Williams understands how interior design businesses work and uses her knowledge and talent for building effective marketing campaigns to boost their success.
Jeff Hayward Director, Wildwood Media
Experts in business development, PR, networking, social media, strategy implementation and revenue growth – we are here to make your design business dream a reality.
Discover Camberyard’s latest workshops and events for interiors professionals. Covering practical skills and cutting-edge industry knowledge, these interactive sessions and events provide opportunities to learn, engage, and inspire.
With over 12 years’ experience advising a leading interior design studio in London, Polly knows how to launch a design and interiors brand and make it a success.
Essential add-on services and templates for running your interior design studio or brand.
The interior design and soft furnishings market is ever expanding. Here at Camberyard, we focus on you, your talent and your USP to make your business stand out and succeed.
Practical steps to business success start here – check out some of Polly’s key pieces of advice in six bite-sized pieces.
A thriving group of creative professionals, sharing knowledge, forming partnerships, and taking advantage of opportunities for mentoring, workshops, press coverage and participation in industry events.