“Ask the Expert” is a new British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) regional events programme which is taking place throughout 2020. Designed to reinforce the BIID’s commitment to supporting interior designers across the UK, it gives designers the opportunity to ask questions, and discuss any queries with experts from the built environment.


Wednesday 6 May 2020

We are delighted to host the “Ask the Expert” England North East regional roadshow from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Wednesday 6th May 2020 at the Lapicida showroom and headquarters in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. In small groups, designers will get the chance to spend 15 to 20 minutes with each expert.

Open to BIID members, non-members and a limited allocation of student tickets available, it delivers 3 hours of valuable and insightful CPD. Further information is available here.

Sharing Knowledge & Skills

Lapicida has been proud to be BIID provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for many years. As one of the world’s leading tile and stone specialists, we have shared our expert advice to help advance the knowledge and skills of numerous interior designers.

Jason Cherrington, Director of Lapicida, is pleased to be involved; “Sharing knowledge and ideas is the main reason we wanted to host this regional roadshow. We want established and blossoming interior designers to pick our and other experts’ brains to help increase their expertise to the benefit of their clients.”

Strengthening the Design Community

If you are an interior designer with a thirst for knowledge and have a burning question, Ask the Expert invites you to a fun, fast-paced and interactive afternoon of professional guidance encouraging best practice through communication, advice and solutions. It’s the perfect opportunity for interior designers to network with industry peers across the country in an exciting, sales-free and engaging environment.

Harriet Forde, BIID President enthused; “We are extremely excited to meet more of our regional designers and support the interior design community outside of the capital. With 40% of our members working in practices outside of the capital, these events are a step in the right direction when it comes to forming a strong design community across the UK. As an institute, we recognise the value and importance of hosting events around the country to strengthen our regional presence.”


13:30 – 13:50 Registration with tea and coffee
13.50 -14.00 Welcome from the host, Jason Cherrington, Director, Lapicida
14:00 – 15:00 Session 1
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:15 Session 2
16:15 – 16:30 End

Book Now

Places for this free “Ask the Experts” BIID CPD event at Lapicida are limited – book here now or contact Lapicida on 01423 400 100 to arrange. Attendees must confirm that they are a practicing professional interior designer. There are also a limited number of student places available. If you have any queries, please email the office at info@biid.org.uk or call 020 7628 0255.