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A Senior Designer Consultant & Business Executive with thirty years experience in all aspects of Interior and Architectural Design/Contracting, Consulting and Marketing for the hospitality industry. 1992 until 2012 Chairman of KLD in Dubai, U.A.E. , Managing Director of KLD Abu Dhabi & Founding President of The Association of Professional Interior Design (APID) 1979 – 1994 Chairman of Kenneth Laidler Interior Contracts Ltd., UK 1982– 1987 Managing Director of Kennek Construction, UK Educational and Awards 2003-2007 Teaching at the American University in Dubai & The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management 2003-Present Developing a Project Management System for interiors 2003- 2006 Commercial Advisor to the Portuguese Trade Centre in Dubai 2000-2002 Master Degree in Design Practice from Northumberland University, UK 1995 Guest speaker at the Annual Conference of the Architectural Society of China in Beijing Design Escapism for Leisure 1991-1995 Northern Regional Chairman of the Chartered Society of Designers, responsible for 450 members from all design disciplines; Regional Assessor for entry into membership of the Chartered Society of Designers; Member of the main board (spatial design) of the Chartered Society of Designers (Fellowship to the Society awarded in 1982) 1987-1988 Part-time lecturer in Interior Design and Technical Drawing, Monkwearmouth College of Further Education 1983-1988 Academic Board member and Advisory Committee member to Newcastle College of Art and Design 1971-1974 Northumberland University – Degree diploma in both Design and Business Studies Gained commendation from The Royal Society of Arts Awarded membership of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers.
Professionalism in Design - Is it Possible?
as author at Out of the Box Seminar,