Membership

SBID membership provides qualified interior design and industry professionals with a competitive business advantage. It endorses professional knowledge and ability while demonstrating a commitment to delivering the highest possible standards in professional interior design.

SBID membership offers unrivalled networking opportunities, access to exclusive SBID agreements with leading national and international design trade shows and in a variety of sectors such as professional indemnity insurance, health and safety and employment. It delivers exclusive access to new markets via transferable international membership rights and accreditations through the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) and the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) in USA & Canada and actively promotes our members through various partnership platforms such as SBID newsletters, the Society Journal and the SBID International Design Awards.

SBID membership is available to a wide range of industry professionals at a variety of levels of their professional career.
Contact admin@sbid.org or 020 7738 9383

Interior Designers & Architects

Eligibility


To qualify for membership the interior designer will have to comply with the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) code of conduct and carry professional indemnity insurance. As the UK representative of the ECIA, SBID ensures that standards set at the European level are enforced here in Britain. To qualify for membership, the ECIA requires 4 years of undergraduate education in interior design or interior architecture + 2 years working experience.

In the UK, this equates to 3 years of undergraduate education in accordance with the ECIA Charter of education + 3.5 years of professional practice in an interior design studio or architect office, verified by an employer’s validation or portfolio.

However, we are able to accept applications of membership from individuals who do not hold a degree but are able to demonstrate that their education and experience satisfies the ECIA criteria.

To enquire, please contact admin@sbid.org or 020 7738 9383

For full details of the code of conduct please click here

Membership Levels

Interior Design professional membership accredits an individual interior design professional/architect
Fees are £365 + VAT p.a.

Interior Design Studio membership accredits practices with up to 8 interior designers/architects
Fees are £995 + VAT p.a.

Interior Design Group Practice membership accredits practices with between 9 or more interior designers/architects

Fees start between £2,500- £5,000 + VAT p.a

Benefits

  • License to demonstrate your commitment to excellence by using the SBID accreditation symbol on website and corporate marketing materials
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities with like-minded companies, professional designers and key industry opinion formers
  • Exclusive invitations to leading national and international design trade shows
  • Opportunity to host and attend monthly bespoke business meetings and SBID sponsored events
  • Promote your projects in our partner magazine Society Journal and receive a free subscription to the print editions
  • Up to 10 complimentary entries into the SBID International Design Awards
  • Become an approved SBID CPD speaker or provider
  • Create your profile on the SBID Network members area and become a guest blogger
  • Exclusive editorial feature opportunities with media partners*

And much more!

*Subject to availability and suitability

Apply

For membership, please fill out the application below in an email to admin@sbid.org

Your application will be reviewed within 2-3 working days.

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Manufacturers & Suppliers

Eligibility

An industry partner will be a manufacturer, supplier or provider of support services. To qualify for membership the industry partner will have to comply with the SBID International code of conduct as detailed below:

Intellectual Property: SBID fights piracy and copyright theft in design. We actively negotiate with government to legislate against bad practice. The professional industry partner will also share this commitment.

Service: SBID believes a responsible supplier needs to provide a long term quality service as well as after sales care.

Value for money: Products and services must demonstrate good value.

Corporate social responsibility: SBID supports ethical manufacturing and the delivery of products and services that ensure people and environments are not abused or harmed in the production process. The professional industry partner should demonstrate their commitment delivering a corporate social responsibility.

Sustainability: SBID promotes sustainability in all business activities. The professional industry partner should demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.

For full details of the code of conduct please click here

Membership Levels

Partner membership £795 + VAT p.a.

Partner Plus £1,225 + VAT p.a

Premium Partner £2,500 + VAT p.a

Platinum Partner £6,500 + VAT p.a

Benefits

  • License to demonstrate your commitment to excellence by using the SBID accreditation symbol on website and corporate marketing materials
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities with like-minded companies, professional designers and key industry opinion formers
  • Opportunity to receive one free advert in our partner magazine Society Journal and discounted advertising rates with media partner’s publications* e.g. FX, Blueprint, MIX, KBB, KBBreview, Designer, Utopia, Hospitality Interiors, KBBdaily and much more
  • Exclusive invitations to leading national and international design trade shows
  • Opportunity to host and attend monthly bespoke business meetings and SBID sponsored events
  • Promote your products in our partner magazine Society Journal and receive a free subscription to the print editions
  • Up to 10 complimentary entries into the SBID International Design Awards
  • Become an approved SBID CPD speaker or provider
  • Create your profile on the SBID Network members area and become a guest blogger

And much more!

*Subject to availability and suitability

Apply

For membership, please fill out the application below in an email to admin@sbid.org

Your application will be reviewed within 2-3 working days.

download app form


KBB Designers

Eligibility

To qualify for membership the KBB Design professional will have to comply with the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) code of conduct and carry professional indemnity insurance. As the UK representative of the ECIA, SBID ensures that standards set at the European level are enforced here in Britain. To qualify for membership, the ECIA requires 4 years of undergraduate education in interior design or interior architecture + 2 years working experience.

In the UK, this equates to 3 years of undergraduate education in accordance with the ECIA Charter of education + 3.5 years of professional practice in an interior design studio or architect office, verified by an employer’s validation or portfolio.
However, we are able to accept applications of membership from individuals who do not hold a degree but are able to demonstrate that their education and experience satisfies the ECIA criteria.

To enquire, please contact admin@sbid.org or 020 7738 9383

KBSA & NTG

SBID have joined forces with industry organisations; KBSA and NTG to offer special discounted rates for KBB Design Professionals who are already members of the Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association (KBSA).

If you are already a member of the KBSA, email admin@sbid.org to find out details of the special rate or ask for the application form directly from the KBSA team here.

For full details of the code of conduct please click here

Membership Levels

KBB Design professional membership accredits an individual interior design professional/architect
Fees are £365 + VAT p.a.

KBB Design Studio membership accredits practices with up to 8 interior designers/architects
Fees are £995 + VAT p.a.

KBB Group Practice membership accredits practices with between 9 or more interior designers/architects
Fees start between £2,500- £5,000 + VAT p.a

 

Benefits

  • License to demonstrate your commitment to excellence by using the SBID accreditation symbol on website and corporate marketing materials
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities with like-minded companies, professional designers and key industry opinion formers
  • Exclusive invitations to leading national and international design trade shows
  • Opportunity to host and attend monthly bespoke business meetings and SBID sponsored events
  • Promote your projects in our partner magazine Society Journal and receive a free subscription to the print editions
  • Up to 10 complimentary entries into the SBID International Design Awards
  • Become an approved SBID CPD speaker or provider
  • Create your profile on the SBID Network members area and become a guest blogger
  • Exclusive editorial feature opportunities with media partners*

And much more!

*Subject to availability and suitability

Apply

For membership, please fill out the application below in an email to admin@sbid.org

Your application will be reviewed within 2-3 working days.

download app form


Associates & Affiliates

Eligibility

An Associate member is someone who wants to be an interior designer or an architect but does not yet have the required degree and/or experience by the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) which is a total of approximately 6 years.

For example:
– for a 3 year degree, you must have an additional 3.5 years practical experience.
– for a 4 year degree, you must have an additional 2 years practical experience
– if you hold a diploma, you will require an additional 6 years practical experience.

When the Associate member has completed the required years of experience, they are welcome to apply to become an accredited SBID interior designer.

An Affiliate member is an inactive professional or academic member who is currently in abeyance or any individual who has interest in the design industry but does not hold the required education or professional experience to be a professional designer.

Membership Levels

For associate membership, the Fees are £195 + VAT p.a.

For affiliate membership, the Fees are £195 + VAT p.a.

Benefits

For associate membership

  • License to demonstrate your commitment to excellence by using the SBID accreditation symbol on website and corporate marketing materials
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities with like-minded companies, professional designers and key industry opinion formers
  • Invitations to leading national and international design trade shows
  • Opportunity to attend monthly bespoke business meetings and SBID sponsored events
  • Promote your projects in our partner magazine Society Journal and receive a free subscription to the print editions
  • Up to 10 complimentary entries into the SBID International Design Awards
  • Create your profile on the SBID Network members area and become a guest blogger

For affiliate membership

  • License to demonstrate your commitment to excellence by using the SBID accreditation symbol on website and corporate marketing materials
  • Create your profile on the SBID Network members area and become a guest blogger

Apply

For membership, please fill out the application below in an email to admin@sbid.org

Your application will be reviewed within 2-3 working days.

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Students

Eligibility

Students currently studying for a degree in interior design or interior architecture at an SBID recognised university are eligible for honorary student membership. To see the full list of all universities recognised by SBID click here.

In the event that your university is not SBID recognised, there is a fee of membership of £30 p.a.

Graduates

Free membership for one extra year

When a student graduates, their membership is extended by a year and is upgraded for free to an Associate member of SBID. Having studied a four year course and spending two years within the industry it allows associate members to then become a full member with SBID accreditation.

Benefits

  • License to demonstrate your commitment to excellence by using the SBID Student accreditation symbol on website and marketing materials
  • Opportunities to be network and to be connected with leading companies and professional designers and key industry opinion formers
  • Create your profile on the SBID Network members area
  • Opportunities for internships and potential placements within SBID partnered companies
  • Complimentary entry to the SBID Student Metamorphosis Competition
  • Promote your projects in our partner magazine Society Journal and receive a free subscription to the print editions
  • Up to 10 complimentary entries into the SBID International Design Awards
  • Create your profile on the SBID Network members area

Apply

For membership, please fill out the application below in an email to admin@sbid.org

Your application will be reviewed within 2-3 working days.

download app form


Thinking of joining us? There are many ways to get involved with the SBID partner networks before joining as a member.

To find out more, contact info@sbid.org or 020 7738 9383

All proceeds are put back into the organisation for the benefit of the SBID members.