Founder of the Society of British and International Design (SBID) Vanessa Brady has been awarded an OBE for services to the design industry.
Brady was recognised for a swathe of industry achievements and accolades. Her ISO 9001 design practice Interior Design Services Ltd includes Hard Rock Café, the Design Council, the Kabaret Club, British Luxury Club, Unilever, high security government offices and head of state palaces among previous projects.
In 2009, Brady led SBID to become the national representative organisation of the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA), and in 2011 she launched the SBID International Design Awards.
Brady is also the British ambassador for design to France for the hospitality sector, and she this year won the 2014 Woman in the City, Woman of Achievement award for the built environment.