I’m CEO of the Farley Group and have worked in the family business for almost 45 years.

I have experienced all facets of set design and set decorating during this time bringing a wealth of knowledge of all furniture periods and styles. Event design and interior decorating are also an area of expertise.

I have a passion for Film and TV in particular and encourage the designers of the future with regular student tours and talks as well as the long established Joe Farley Award.

One of my favourite pieces in the collection is an heroic marble and porphyry bust of a Philosopher which featured in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator.

A regular request has been for furniture and boxes with secret drawers, which we have.

On balance my Desert Island film would be Lawrence of Arabia which we have a few pieces in.