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industry news Bill Beaumont Textiles restructures


Leading furniture fabrics supplier Bill Beaumont Textiles, named after its owner and former England rugby captain, is undergoing significant structural changes as the company continues to expand. The upholstery side of the business has been sold to former operations director, Dean Platt, allowing Bill Beaumont Textiles to focus purely on drapes, cushions and ancillary furniture. Mr Beaumont says he and the other directors had decided that, although the upholstery sector had historically been very successful, it would be better to supply primarily to retailers and wholesalers than to supply manufacturers. Stepping into Mr Platt's shoes is Mr and Mrs Beaumont's eldest son, Daniel who joined the business in June after leaving his career in London as a Chartered Accountant. Before beginning work, Daniel embarked on a six- month honeymoon with his wife Carrie. He has now returned to offer his expertise in management consulting and accountancy with an aim to grow the business. Daniel's brother, Sam, has also joined the business as part of the family's newly acquired marquee hire business - Bill Beaumont Marquees. For more information telephone 01257 263 065 or visit www.billbeaumont.co.uk


CPD Agglomerates seminar


As part of their service to interior designers, architects, specifiers and builders, White & White London have teamed up with Trend GB - the British arm of the leading Italian mosaic tile maker - to offer CPD Accredited Seminars on agglomerates and their applications. As a premier supplier and installer of natural stone, porcelain and composite tiling, White & White London are delighted to be able to impart their product knowledge with their clients via this RIBA approved CPD (Continuing Professional Development) seminar. The seminar focuses on an interior and exterior finishing material that is widely employed in the built environment, yet the precise technical characteristics and properties of which are less well understood. The presentation begins by comparing agglomerates with mainstream hard surfaces like engineered and natural stone, then looks at the distinctive manufacturing process and


Myrto Dramountani’s


boutique hotel Fabric Architecture’s Fabric Interiors Group has just completed a very unique fabric ceiling installation in a luxury boutique hotel on the Island of Mykonos, Greece. This project was a joint collaboration with Architect/Fashion Designer, Myrto Dramountani and architectural firm Divercity. The brief was to design and install a bespoke backlit suspended tensile fabric ceiling with thousands of tiny ‘cuts’ to allow air flow and light transmission as part of dramatic renovation. Ms Dramountani says: “I chose fabric as a building medium because it doesn’t limit inspiration and its flexibility allows it to work well as a ceiling and a feature - it gives you the feeling that there is no limit.” Selecting the right fabric was important. Fabric Architecture recommended Silicone Glass Weave. SGW is environmentally friendly, 100 percent recyclable and it offers up to 40 percent light transmission, making it the perfect canvas to realise the designers’ vision. For more information visit www.fabricarchitecture.com


construction, which give rise to outstanding technical and mechanical characteristics. These properties translate into a number of installation benefits, which should be of interest to all those considering specifying the material or employing it in a different direction. The seminar also explores the sustainability of agglomerates, arising from the efficient production process and the extensive use of recycled materials. The seminar concludes by identifying the many possible applications for the materials, illustrated by top quality images of notable projects. The CPD seminar has been assessed and certified as having educational value and delegates will be presented with CPD attendance certificates, seminar notes and self-assessment records for file purposes. Product samples of granite, quartz and recycled glass agglomerates will be available for inspection, as well as technical test data. For more information please contact White & White London on 01277 353 499 or visit www.whiteandwhitelondon.com


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