British Interiors & Textiles Association
BITA is the voice of British Interiors & Textiles and aims to inform, support and promote all aspects of the Interiors & Textiles industry for the mutual benefit of the industry as a whole. We link our members with suppliers and services including: relevant associations, affiliations and governing bodies, in the UK and beyond. BITA is dedicated to the prosperity of this exciting industry.
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Posted by: BITA 28 November 2016










The British Interiors & Textiles Association (BITA) invites you to join us at the inspiring Textile Designer Masterclass taking place on Friday 2nd December from 1pm at the University of Bolton, Deane Campus. Come along and gain insight from our two experienced industry specialists, on how to gain your dream career in the textile industry!



Diane Harding, Marketing Director of BITA and Managing Director of Norfolk House Consultants

30 years’ experience in the Textile Industry, a qualified textile designer who built an Interior Textile Brand from nothing to £5 million turnover in 5 years.  

Over 15 years’ experience recruiting UK and International Textile Designers, on behalf of established textile companies worldwide.

Awarded recognition within the industry, including: ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ - Cosmopolitan Magazine, ‘Exporter of the Year Finalist’ - Yorkshire TV - Two years running and National Small Business Woman of the Year’ presented at 11 Downing Street.





Christopher Hodgson, Director of Hodgson Design & Colour Ltd.

40 years' experience in the Industry, Chris now specialises in colouration of wallcoverings and textiles and his work is used on products all over the world.

Previous roles include Design Manager for Crowson Fabrics, Design Consultant for Prestigious Textiles, Designers Guild and Kaleidoscope US.

Owned Design Studios in France and U.K. and has international experience with European, Asian, Australian and U.S. companies.







Taking place at Bolton University Main Lecture Theatre on Friday 2nd December from 1pm-5pm (with a 30 minute comfort break) BITA presenters, Diane Harding & Chris Hodgson will deliver a Masterclass on how to stand out from the crowd in the Textile Design Industry.

They will talk to you about how they got to where they are today and what they look for when recruiting new designers in the industry.

In attending the masterclass, you can learn more about what to do to support your job applications, which could hugely impact your journey as you hopefully embark upon a highly successful design career!



For just £25 per ticket you will receive expert advice on the following:

  • The importance of work experience
  • How to improve your application
  • What makes a great CV
  • Why a website is important
  • Why stunning trend boards are important
  • Why sketch books and drawing skills are important
  • How good colours can make a poor design fabulous
  • How to improve your presentation
  • What to do after the Interview
  • You might be lucky enough to experience a mock interview with a review of your portfolio

To book your place at the Design Masterclass, please contact Kelly Whitehead: or call 01908 410598

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