November Meetup | Industry Panel Discussion 

April's Kitchen, 37 Regent Street, Knutsford WA16 6GR

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This time in beautiful Knutsford, we would like to invite you to enjoy a relaxed evening with a brilliant panel discussion while sampling great food, having a drink and getting to know other creatives. We welcome anyone working in the design and property industry such as interior designers, architects, property developers, interior bloggers, interior brands, local independent makers and artists with the hope you will collaborate, be inspired by each other's stories and support one another.



  sharing industry insight into how to deal with difficult clients while staying sane!

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James Lawrenson

Creative Director of James Lawrenson


Based from his boutique design studio in Stockton-Heath Cheshire, James Lawrenson has mastered a winning formula when it comes to designing impossibly timeless interiors.


Primarily a residential designer for private clients and property developers, his signature style combines luxurious textiles, glossy finishes and a soft palette of sophisticated hues.

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Lisa Raynes

Founder of Pride Road


Having clocked up over a decade of professional experience in a larger practice environment, Lisa Raynes decided back in 2009 that it was time to strike out on her own. 

As an active council member of the Royal Institute of British Architects Lisa is not only passionate about architecture, but uses her considerable professional experience and national acclaim as a platform to make the industry a better place for women. 


She also runs a number of associated architectural calendar events, founding the regionally-focused Manchester Curious in 2015.

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Steve Harvey

Group Chairman of 

Hillyer McKeown, law firm

Steve enojys working closely with business owners in Cheshire, Merseyside, Wirral and North Wales, helping them to grow their businesses and achieve their commercial goals.


He is specifically driven to ensure Hillyer McKeown add value for their clients.


As a Corporate lawyer he has significant experience including assisting and advising clients in relation to their capital value.

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“Tektura design and manufacture wallcoverings. 

We specialise in fabric-backed vinyls, and these award-winning ranges extend to several thousand designs, including deeply etched textures; metallic and iridescent surfaces; urban architectural finishes, giant artworks and prints.

A full custom and digital print service is available for one-off designs, oversized prints, photography and murals. Digital printing enables the client to create completely unique designs, with no limits on size, scale or quantity. We will print the client’s own artwork / imagery onto any of our wallcoverings, including rustic stone surfaces, metallics, textured silk effects, or just smooth. Design advice, help with sourcing imagery, and samples are provided free of charge.

Alongside digital printing, any existing product can be coloured to suit client’s requirements, or a new design created.

Having worked with interior designers and architects for over 45 years, Tektura wallcoverings are used in most major hotels, leisure and commercial interiors throughout the UK and overseas.”


Based in Elland, West Yorkshire, and with a network of specification specialists across the UK, Waxman Ceramics Architectural Tiles provide solutions for industry professionals looking for a wide range of high-quality tiles for even the most challenging commercial specifications.

As the specification division of Waxman Ceramics, we have long-standing relationships with some of the world’s most influential manufactures - from both a design and technical standpoint.


Working alongside designers, architects and building services professionals, we help clients fulfil design briefs in both residential and commercial properties including; hotels, leisure centres and restaurants amongst many other industries."

Goody bag and Giveaway Contributors

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