Jonathan is a professional sales leader with over 30 years experience in the hospitality FF&E industry. He has been involved …More about Jonathan Young ›
Rebekah started her career as an interior designer 27 years ago with Goff Associates. Collectively she has had 17 years’ ex…More about Rebekah Ellis ›
Lynn has worked in the contract hospitality industry for over 30 years. She has moved from an Interior design director/proj…More about Lynn Fisher ›
Libby studied Interior Architecture & Design at Middlesex University in London and began her career designing retail outlets …More about Libby (Elizabeth) Bull ›
Kevin has over 24 years experience in the Interiors sector . He led his own Interior Design company for 10 years focusing on…More about Kevin Swart ›
Coming from an interior architecture background, and having grown up in a family-run construction company, Kathryn was destin…More about Kathryn Quinn ›
Jonathan is a professional sales leader with over 30 years experience in the hospitality FF&E industry. He has been involved in sales, sales and marketing management, and senior director level positions at manufacturers providing product for the hotel and leisure sectors. His experience has been primarily with floorcovering and carpet, but he also has recent involvement with furniture.
As Chairman of the BCFA from 2011 until 2014, leading the Board of the trade association that supports the British Contract Furnishings Association, and currently as Vice President of the UK chapter of the NEWH, he has a good understanding of business within the hospitality and commercial markets.
His experiences have taken him across continents, working and living in the US and UK, and developing and executing growth strategies for businesses across international markets.
He is a creative thinker and believes in the importance of communication particularly when working with people from diverse cultures, and across all levels of a business. Jonathan is passionate about building the right environment to maximize teamwork and empower individuals to deliver against prescribed objectives and goals.
Jonathan’s leadership and management skills will help establish a clearly defined strategy for business and understand how it needs to be implemented for success. His contacts across the US and Europe can help navigate the transition process.
“A vision is a clearly articulated, results-orientated picture of a future you intend to create. It is a dream with direction”
Rebekah started her career as an interior designer 27 years ago with Goff Associates. Collectively she has had 17 years’ experience in the hotel interior design and associated leisure industry working with several London architectural interior design practices. Since returning back to work, in 2006 after a career break raising her family in West Africa, she has built on her previous experience in several more areas of this industry. Firstly, while working for Charles Leon Associates she gained a good knowledge of the UK hotel industry in general through FF&E specifying and business development. Ara design gave her experience in FF&E administration, Benjamin West procurement and more recently FF&E Design for the Cruise Industry and High-end residential projects with Adfecto Design. Rebekah is the Membership Director/Vice president for NEWH-UK. She is your contact for NEWH membership.
Lynn has worked in the contract hospitality industry for over 30 years.
She has moved from an Interior design director/project manager into sales and business development within the fabric eliminate of our industry. Lynx is now Sales Director for Bute Fabrics – a British mill on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.
Lynn had been involved with the U.K. Chapter for 11 years from Membership Director to President twice and member of the executive board
Libby studied Interior Architecture & Design at Middlesex University in London and began her career designing retail outlets and spas for up-market cosmetics company Molton Brown. Since then she has gained considerable experience across a broad range of commercial interiors; from cosmetic and car showrooms to libraries, education centres and restaurants.
For the last 9 years, Libby has specialized in Hospitality, designing a series of luxury hotels and resorts for both individual owners and some of the world’s leading Operators. Now a Senior Designer Project Manager at G.A Design, based in the London Office, but working internationally across all 4 offices she is responsible for overseeing 1-2 projects at a time and each project from the initial design proposal through to final on-site completion. In her spare time she enjoys going to cinema, exploring markets and takes every opportunity to travel.
Kevin has over 24 years experience in the Interiors sector . He led his own Interior Design company for 10 years focusing on Residential and Hospitality projects in South Africa .
When he relocated to the UK in 2005 he moved into business development within the Hospitality supply sector.
Kevin is now Business Development manager for Northern Lights – a British Bespoke Lighting manufacturer that focusses on Hotel and Restaurant Lighting. Using his Interior Design experience, he is able to work closely with leading Architects and Designers to bring “Light to their projects”.
Kevin has been involved with the UK Chapter for just over 3 years and is Membership Director.
Coming from an interior architecture background, and having grown up in a family-run construction company, Kathryn was destined for a career in Design and the built environment. After a degree in Interior Architecture at Leeds College of Art & Design, Kathryn initially working for an Interior Architectural firm in Belfast (Soon Interiors), where she was involved in a variety of commercial design projects including bar, restaurant, retail and office spaces across the globe. The benefits of working in a relatively small company allowed Kathryn to lead the interior and spatial design of projects from concept through to site completion and gain a wide variety of experience.
She stepped into the niche world of carpet design at Ulster Carpets in 2011 and soon moved the London office to become a direct client-facing link between the sales team, the production team and many of the UKs top A&D firms and hoteliers. Immediately immersing herself in the design and hospitality industry, Kathryn originally joined the NEWH board as Hospitality Chair. This (and her ability to talk to absolutely anyone!!), has enabled her to build a large contact base of inspiring people across every aspect of the industry, as well as encouraging her to get involved in the UK Chapter’s marketing and events.
When she is not designing carpet, or freelancing interior/CAD work, she can usually be found uploading Instagrams of her latest escapades and planning her next adventure.
“I never stop wondering, I never stop wandering” – Toploade