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The Society of British & International Interior Design

The UK’s leading accreditation body to the interior design industry

Join our community of qualified interior design professionals operating at the highest standards of practice!

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SBID is the professional body for interior designers, setting standards from design practice to product manufacturing and fit-out installations

As the leading industry body registered to regulate and promote the UK interior design profession, SBID is devoted to excellence in learning, training and practice. We set the standards that continue to shape the industry at large.


We represent, protect and promote the interior design profession across 85 countries worldwide 

Representing design talent at all levels of practice, we enhance careers to aid professional progress and improve industry standards.


We champion competence and best practice in the field of interior design

Accrediting interior designers, educational institutions and professional CPD training, we nurture the success of the industry with a network of current and forthcoming industry leaders.


We are the largest British professional interior design body for interior designers

SBID consults with Government to influence and guide strategic or regulatory change to strengthen the UK’s position as the third-largest creative industry in the world.

SBID is Designed for Business ®️

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What can SBID do for you?

With SBID you can improve your design skills & knowledge to excel your career, stay up to date with current industry standards & innovations, as well as enhance your profile to increase your reach & engagement with the professional A&D community!

SBID outlines qualifying criteria for each stage of a British or International Interior Designer’s journey to become an SBID Accredited professional.

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SBID Accreditation

SBID credentials may only be displayed by those who have been assessed and awarded accredited status according to our industry standards. The highest level of SBID Accreditation represents the professional benchmark for the ultimate symbol of experienced and knowledge-tested interior design practice in the UK.

Interior Design Education

As well as promoting SBID-verified CPD training for practicing interior designer’s ongoing learning, we also evaluate course content which is taught to the next generation, accrediting interior design BA Degrees & Diplomas at British Universities. This protects consumers and businesses by ensuring the appropriate level of professionalism is learned, put into practice and nurtured from the ground up.

Premium B2B Networking

SBID utilises its extensive network of interior designers and suppliers to run annual networking events for the industry. Bringing together a curated guest list of design experts to meet product specialists, we improve specification prospects, enhance the potential for business synergies, increases collaboration across our membership community and provide a valuable platform to broaden industry connections and generate new trade opportunities.


Professional Interior Design Accreditation

SBID Accreditation signifies excellence and professionalism

Achieving SBID Accredited status verifies the quality of your interior design skills and services, showcases your commitment to industry excellence and certifies you as a credible, highly trained practitioner operating at the highest standards of practice!

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Careers & Training

SBID supports and enhances careers in interior design

By providing continuing professional development (CPD) for interior designers and accrediting UK Degree and Diploma course content for professional application, we help to maintain the quality, relevance and standards of interior design education.

The benchmark for professional interior design

We develop agreements, guidelines and standards to aid greater industry cooperation, collaboration and communication. With a united community of talented and highly trained professional interior design practitioners, product suppliers and trade specialists, we aim to set the bar for industry excellence and improve procurement of professionally designed interiors.

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Meet the Buyer 2024

Engage with the industry's premium B2B networking event for interior design specification and meet a guest list of interior designers & specifiers with a day of 1:1 meetings. Enquire to book! Event Details
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