Speakers


Exhibition and Awards | 2–3 April 2019

Sarah Beeny

  • Awards Presenter
  • Q&A Session on Tuesday 2 April: 4pm - 5pm

Sarah Beeny is a renowned property expert, businesswoman and ‘TV’ presenter, well-known for fronting Channel 4’s Double Your House for Half the Money, Help! My House is Falling Down, Restoration Nightmare, Property Ladder and Four Rooms.

Sarah set up her first property development company aged just 24 along with her brother Diccon and now husband, Graham Swift. Since then, she and Graham have created a number of influential and exciting businesses.

With over 20 years’ experience, Sarah is one of the most familiar and trusted names in the world of property and has written regular columns for national newspapers and magazines, in addition to numerous book including ‘A Date with Sarah Beeny: Mysinglefriend.com’s Guide’ in 2007 and ‘Property Ladder: Design for Profit’ in 2008. Her most recent book, Sarah Beeny’s 100 DIY Jobs, is a straight-talking guide to the most frequently tackled household DIY jobs, published in 2014.

In 2012, Sarah, Graham and their 4 sons opened the doors of their exquisite home, Rise Hall to allow viewers of Sarah Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare to follow their long-term epic restoration project. The ‘TV’ show charted the painful but extremely rewarding journey as Sarah and her family turned a total wreck into a unique and beautiful wedding and events venue.

Sarah spent much of her time in 2014 revolutionising the way in which we sell our homes, launching her online estate agency, www.tepilo.com. She has already succeeded in saving customers millions of pounds in fees and is set to change the way we sell our homes, forever.

In 2015, Sarah joined forces with living solutions specialist, Hafele UK, to launch the Sarah Beeny Home Collection. She designed this stunning range of high quality, decorative handles to suit all tastes and all projects, from small scale up-cycling to large scale renovations. A stickler for quality fixtures and good detailing, Sarah knows the value they can add to a home and this collection is a great place to start.

Sarah returned to ‘TV’ screens in 2017 to host Channel 4’s new documentary UK’s Best Places to Live as she travels the UK examining the quality of life in various cities, including Edinburgh, Bristol, Belfast, Cumbria, Manchester and Sheffield. She also co-hosted Channel 4’s new series How to be Mortgage Free: Design your way out of Debt, in which she meets individuals, alongside architect Damion Burrows and designer Max McMurdo, from across the country who are self-building unconventional homes for themselves and their families with one aim in mind – to be mortgage free.

Sarah is delighted to be working with and supporting a number of great causes and charities including Cancer Research UK, Shelter and Centrepoint.

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