Gwen Leigh Design was a successful design practice I ran with my mother. My mother was a very capable artist and carried on working until Alzheimer's struck. For several years after completing my degree in Psychology from Swansea - I helped her. I feel proud for the work we did. The Beefeater by the Tower, a banqueting suite, has hardly been changed although done over 40 years ago.
My mother started off and should have continued as a very successful dress designer which she gave it up on marriage.
A friend suggested that she did up one of Hanover Grands banqueting suites and this started many years of being an Interior Designer when so she did up the Caledonian Rooms.
I started to help her at that stage and did most of the basic work on the Beafeater and Melbury Road. Following that there were several projects for Joe Lewis, such as The Beafeater, The Cliffs Hotel and also for the then manager Robert Earl which I was less involved with as well as some prestigious projects for others.