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The Young Furniture Makers Networking Event and Talk

We are honoured to be hosting a stimulating event with The Furniture Makers Company. The evening will be centred on life after university and how to effectively use those treasured design skills to enter the world of work.

The Young Furniture Makers Networking Event will be led by three of the most influential and inspiring names in the furniture industry. They will be discussing their own career paths, detailing how they made their mark on the design market as well as offering guidance on career options post-graduation. This event will offer all attendees a great opportunity to network with like-minded people as well as gaining some valuable advice on starting your career in design.

We are proud to be welcoming Matt Podesta, Nick Anderson and Alex Beaugeard to our Nottingham based academy. Each speaker will deliver an inspirational and stimulating presentation.

Date: Tuesday 22nd October from 5pm.

Venue: The National Design Academy, Rufford Hall, Waterside Way, Trent Park, Nottingham, NG2 4DP

Below we take a brief look at the background of our three key furniture design speakers.

Matt Podesta

Matt is a bespoke furniture maker specialising in hand-made furniture items for kitchens, bedrooms, dressing rooms, home offices, home cinemas and libraries.

Nick Anderson

Nick is the owner and designer of Guild Anderson; a family run business specialising in the design, manufacture, fitting and finishing of new kitchens.

Alex Beaugeard

Alex is the Sales Director of the Linley Company; bespoke furniture designers and manufacturers, founded by David Linley over 25 years ago.

Networking event agenda:

5pm Networking and drinks

5:30pm Panel Presentation

6:15pm Open Q&A session

7pm Networking and drinks


Everyone is welcome to attend this event; tickets are £5 for students and £10 for non-students and must be purchased prior to the event.

Buy your tickets today by calling: 0115 9123 412 lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.


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