Vanessa Brady OBE receiving an honorary degree titled Doctor of Design from Southampton Solent University in November, in recognition of her contribution to the industry. During its annual graduation ceremonies, Southampton Solent University awards honorary degrees to academics and industry professionals who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of expertise.

For over 30 years as an international interior designer, she had built up an impressive professional portfolio including projects in high security governmental offices and head of state palaces. Qualified in Health and Safety building management and business consulting she is often consulted for her vision for growth and has in the past been commissioned by numerous banks and property owners such as Grosvenor Estates, RBS, JP Morgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canada and other private banks and construction companies to increase sales, corporate image and market share through interior design.

On receiving her award, Vanessa says: “I am thrilled to be honoured as an industry representative. The fulfilment that education provides is experienced throughout the lifetime of a career, especially in the realm of the arts.

It all starts with an idea and the solution to a problem and then the measured process of how to achieve the solution before aspiring to inspire and improve well-being by aesthetics. This journey is life-long and never ending…”


Vanessa Brady OBE receiving an honorary degree titled Doctor of Design from Southampton Solent University in November, in recognition of her contribution to the industry. During its annual graduation ceremonies, Southampton Solent University awards honorary degrees to academics and industry professionals who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of expertise.

For over 30 years as an international interior designer, she had built up an impressive professional portfolio including projects in high security governmental offices and head of state palaces. Qualified in Health and Safety building management and business consulting she is often consulted for her vision for growth and has in the past been commissioned by numerous banks and property owners such as Grosvenor Estates, RBS, JP Morgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canada and other private banks and construction companies to increase sales, corporate image and market share through interior design.

On receiving her award, Vanessa says: “I am thrilled to be honoured as an industry representative. The fulfilment that education provides is experienced throughout the lifetime of a career, especially in the realm of the arts.

It all starts with an idea and the solution to a problem and then the measured process of how to achieve the solution before aspiring to inspire and improve well-being by aesthetics. This journey is life-long and never ending…”