SBID work with industry stakeholders to guide and measure the profession to meet the demands of a more connected, faster-changing, more complex world. As a leading British professional accrediting body and representative of global interior design, SBID supports professional trading standards for Interior Designers, Architects and manufacturers.*
SBID is active in 48 countries and is represented across the world. We are the official UK partner to a variety of overseas trade events, particularly in France and Italy where together we are renowned our leadership in design. In the Gulf States and the United States of America, SBID holds unique partnerships to create opportunities for trade and promotion of British design and product supply. In Canada and New Zealand, SBID led the way to create trading standards through measured knowledge and education for the profession of interior design in 2009.
The SBID have been instrumental in lobbying government on Intellectual Property Protection, providing industry data to the Bank of England for the interior design profession, working with SMEs linked with All Party Support across the House of Lords and House of Commons for professional trading standards. The outcome has encouraged and enabled growth which generated a variety of trade agreements for the UK.*
The SBID reports to the Prime Minister’s office; the highest government level of business development in the country. As part of the Genesis Initiative, SBID contribute to its Manifesto in representing the interests of small businesses across the UK. The lobby group represents 99.1% of all UK businesses (SME & MSME). The 130 strong membership of professional organisations represents all industries, directly communicating with Boards that influence how professionals are steered. The body led by the Patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, champions professional standards, practice and productivity across the UK and in Brussels at the European Union. Since its inauguration in 2009, SBID has proudly held the highest position of authority for professional interior design governance and growth at this highly accredited and influential body.
*SBID is a professional interior design accreditation body. It is also the pioneering professional body accrediting SBID CPD to alternative professional organisations and is the British representative to Europe at the European Council of Interior Design.
*Recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014: the Prime Minister’s list for services to the interior design industry and the UK economy.
The Society of British & International Interior Design (SBID) was founded in 2009 by Dr Vanessa Brady, OBE.
By forging regional, national and international partnerships, SBID works to protect, promote and celebrate interior design.
Collectively we have the experience, ability and tenacity to create a valued industry voice locally, nationally and around the world.
“Our relationship with SBID is a genuine partnership: as SBID has grown and developed, Interior Architecture and Design at the Arts University Bournemouth has been encouraged to grow and develop under the generous, constructive and critical friendship of the Society and their team of dedicated professionals. The benefit to the students who pass through, and graduate from, the course has been enormous, whether in being able to gain key insights into leading contemporary practice through lively debate and critique of their work on the course or employment opportunities across the creative industries at the highest level when they graduate. The students value the enhancements to their education that working together will bring. They know that they can depend on this relationship and the support of SBID long after they leave university, as they progress through their professional lives. The academic team at the Arts University Bournemouth are proud of their partnership with SBID and look forward to working with them in the years to come.”
Arts University Bournemouth
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