Sheri Besford led the communications team at BDP (a major international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists) for many years. In a ceremony in London on 22 November 2012, Sheri was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the IBP (International Building Press) National Journalism Awards.
Architectural journalist and author Ruth Slavid gave a heartfelt introduction and spoke of Sheri’s “utterly deserved lifetime achievement award...........celebrating the work of somebody who has done an enormous amount to make many journalists’ jobs easier and better.”
Industry authority Paul Finch said Sheri was “the cool and sophisticated voice of BDP for as long as anyone can remember, supporting an ethos as well as a practice, and demonstrating the benefits of long-term, deep-rooted engagement with the world of architecture, property and construction.”
Starting at BDP in 1975 Sheri pioneered the modern media team, creating one of the first dedicated communications departments in the industry in the UK.