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Sims Hilditch is a Great British Brand 2023

Sims Hilditch is an entry in our Great British Brands 2023 book. 

Sims Hilditch: Great British Brand 2023

‘For more than a decade, Sims Hilditch has been synonymous with timeless English style, inspired by the British countryside and imagined with a fresh eye. Working with global clients, we take a holistic approach to every project, encouraged by the story of both the building and its surroundings. From the renovation of a 500-year-old country estate in the North of England to the refurbishment of townhouses in London, our designs have comfort and longevity at their heart. 

‘In 2022 we launched our first book, The Evolution of Home: English Interiors for a New Era. It is a showcase of our projects taking the reader on a journey through different areas of the home. Each chapter embodies a modern take on English style in a way that aims to delight and inspire.  

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‘Despite external challenges faced by many interiors businesses over the past year, we’ve been fortunate to work on longer-term projects. We are currently working on a number of exciting projects including a Scottish estate, which has been designed by ADAM Architecture, a Grade I regency home in Richmond, London and several projects overseas. We completed a full refurbishment of a historic Cotswold manor house for international clients in a record-breaking 11 months, a newly built home in Hertfordshire using reclaimed bricks from an old mill – and a cosy country home near Cheltenham with an adjoining party barn for a returning client.

‘During the past year, we have continued to develop our partnership with George Smith furniture, with whom we designed a furniture collection inspired by a George Smith sofa that was passed down to me by my parents. We also partnered with local Marlborough Tiles to launch a capsule collection, and have created a beautiful rug in collaboration with Tim Page Carpets.’ Emma Sims-Hilditch, founder

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Brand Timeline 


Brand founded by Emma Sims-Hilditch, previously in film production.


Sims Hilditch moves to its Cotswolds studio in Cold Ashton.


Purchase of the London office, a townhouse in Parsons Green.


Sims Hilditch welcomes Design Director Louise Wicksteed.


The brand grows to a team of 35 dedicated staff.

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  1. Founder Emma Sims-Hilditch began her career working in film for Ridley Scott.
  2. They subscribe to the ‘design once and design well’ philosophy. 
  3. Sustainable practices are at the heart of the business – as part of the workplace and wellbeing. Sims Hilditch most recently introduced four beehives to the Cotswold studio.
  4. The brand has a resident gardener who kindly plants vegetables in the kitchen garden for the team to enjoy for lunch.
  5. Sims Hilditch’s Grade II-listed studio is a 17th-century former coaching inn. 


The White Hart, The Folly, Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire SN14 8JR

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