Interior designer-turned TV presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will be at the BMF All Industry Conference in Malta next June, giving a designer’s perspective on the building materials industry.
Llewelyn-Bowen is best known for his flamboyant style that launched the BBC’s era-defining makeover programme, Changing Rooms in 1995.
He is a passionate supporter and advocate for British innovation and hugely knowledgeable about building products. With his wife Jackie, CEO of Llewelyn-Bowen Ltd, he recently announced plans to build an energy efficient, future-proofed home that will see them through the rest of their lives. He will be working with the BMF on this and other projects in the future.
John Newcomb, BMF MD said: “I know some people will be surprised to see Laurence on our Conference line up, but I have been working with him and Jackie for the last 12 months and I know he will be a truly fantastic addition to our speaker programme. Not only is he passionate about British innovation, he has wide-ranging knowledge of both traditional and ground-breaking building materials, and we will no doubt see examples of both in his new house. In this regard he is both designer and consumer, and it’s important that merchants know how each customer group thinks. Add to this the razor sharp wit and infectious humour that has kept him at the top of the presenting game for 20 years and his session promises to be one of the most memorable at this year’s Conference.”
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s presentation will follow that of TV builder, Tommy Walsh. After which they will both take part in a Q&A session chaired by Conference host, Olympic and Commonwealth medal winner and TV presenter, Sharron Davies.