Established in 1966, the BIID is the professional Institute for interior designers in the UK, in both the commercial and residential sectors. Recently BIID announced that Lori Pinkerton-Rolet of Park Grove Design is the recipient of its highest annual accolade, the BIID Merit Award. Meanwhile, Jamie Hempsall of Nottinghamshire-based Jamie Hempsall Interior Design received the BIID CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Award for his achievement in earning the most CPD points of any BIID member in the calendar year. He started his Nottinghamshire-based consultancy in 1994 and is the interior columnist for the Yorkshire Post. Alongside these a special President’s Award was given to Graham Collett, BIID accountant.
Graham Collett, Sue Timney and Lori Pinkerton-Rolet
“Lori Pinkerton-Rolet has made a huge contribution to the interior design profession and also to the BIID,” said BIID President, Sue Timney, who presented Lori with the Award. “She has been a major supporter of the organization for many years and was a great President of the Institute in 2008. It is an absolute honour to present her with the BIID Merit Award.”
Lori Pinkerton-Rolet received the BIID Merit Award in recognition of her outstanding services to the interior design profession. Past President of the BIID, Lori is an affiliate of the RIBA and has been Director at Park Grove Design since 1993. Lori is also a Director of Rooms-Service Ltd which provides bespoke design for the boutique hotel market.
Accountant Graham Collett, who has been working with the BIID for twelve years, received a President’s Award for his hard-work and dedication to the Institute. Diana Yakeley presented Graham with the award and commented “He attends every council meeting and we have come to rely on him for his wisdom and measured advice.” Graham remarked on receiving the award; “It has been a huge privilege to be involved with the BIID”.