Ask the Expert 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018


Thursday 10th May 2018


1:30pm to 4:30pm


Arper | 11 Clerkenwell Road | London | EC1M 5PA

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Interior designers, do you have questions for professionals from within the built environment sector? 

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the BIID once again presents our fun, fast-paced and interactive afternoon ‘Ask the Expert’. A chance for interior designers to meet with other experts in the built environment to discuss requirements and regulations and to seek advice to foster better working relationships and communication for best practice within the industry.

As well as your questions answered, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the roles held by the other professionals that help to create the built environment.

This is an exclusive event for BIID Registered Interior Designers and Associate members to be held at Arper in Clerkenwell, central London.

The experts from last year included consultants from the following sectors: Building Regulations; CDM; Party Wall; Procurement; Professional Indemnity Insurance and Quantity Surveying.


In small groups, interior designers will get the chance to have 30 minutes with each expert, once the whistle blows, the groups will move on to the next expert.

The experts confirmed for the 2018 session are:

Noise and Acoustics Specialist; Dan Saunders, Financial Director at Clarke Saunders Acoustics and Vice Chair For The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC)

CDM Consultant; Chernor Kamara GradIOSH, Senior Health and Safety Consultant at Priority Risk

Architect; Jennifer Brown, Founder/Director of milk Architecture and Design Ltd

Dispute Resolution Specialist; Judith Turner, Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Senior Ombudsman at the Furniture Ombudsman


1:30 – 1:50        Registration with light refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits)

1:50 – 2.00        Welcome from BIID CPD Director & President Elect Gilly Craft and Arper UK Director Giovanni Cirone                       

2:00 – 3:00        Session 1

  • 30 minutes in small groups with each expert
  • 1 change

3:00 – 3:15        Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:15        Session 2

  • 30 minutes in small groups with each expert
  • 1 change

4:15 – 4:30        Finish


BIID Registered Interior Designers and BIID Associate Members


Arper is an Italian company that manufactures and distributes chairs, sofas and tables for contract and residential worldwide.

Arper is renowned for its colourful and versatile collections which adapt and blend into the layout of each project, offering innovative solutions to specific requirements of flexibility and customization.

The London showroom in Clerkenwell is the company’s brand ambassador in the UK: a flagship space in the heart of the architecture and design district, where you can experience first-hand the company’s design vision – the pursuit of the essential.

Additional information

This event is for BIID Registered Interior Designers and Associates only with a small allocation for BIID Student members. Tickets registered by non-members will be cancelled, please note this to avoid disappointment.

When booking please provide the name of the person who will be attending the event - we will use this for their delegate badge and materials.

All BIID events and training courses are subject to standard terms and conditions which can be read in full here.

If you have any queries please email us at or call 020 7628 0255.