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SBID mandate rigorous trading standards to maintain professional interior design practice

SBID promote best practice for the interior design profession in the United Kingdom and around the world. Under SBID’s wing, professional members sustain and improve business and career prospects by operating at the highest levels of competence. The standards SBID uphold creates a route for professionals and trainees to enhance their professional profile, whilst creating valuable industry links.

Represent British Interior Design

SBID is a leading British professional accrediting body and representative of global interior design. Supporting professional trading standards for interior designers, architects and manufacturers, SBID represents, defends and promotes interior design for its members across the UK and in 71 countries worldwide. It has ten regional offices across the UK and a franchise in Ukraine to support its mission to raise the profile of professional interior design. 

Celebrating interior design excellence

As part of a global Awards programme, SBID hosts the firmly established annual international design awards and networking event at the House of Lords. Once a year, top-tier design professionals travel to London from around the world to attend the annual sell-out ceremony in celebration of global interior design.

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Accredit interior design Honours Degree Courses

SBID Get me 2 the Top Student Competition Winner for Public Space
SBID Get me 2 the Top Student Competition Winner for Public Space

SBID is the British interior design organisation authorised to accredit for professional practice an honours degree course provided by an accredited institution. In 2015, SBID was listed as an official accrediting body of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) under the Key Information Set (now known as Unistats Dataset) for interior design, where it registered five modules for a BA Interior Design Course. It was the first formal step in the history of the industry to be identified as a content provider for professional practice.

Influence and shape industry change

As the representative interior design organisation to government for over a decade, SBID holds an influential position as the formal advocate of professional standards and business guidelines for interior design.

Making significant steps towards Trademark, Copyright & Intellectual Property Protection for the industry, SBID also meets each quarter with the Greater London Agency of the Bank of England to discuss the economic and business conditions that affect the SME sector. This has led to a variety of trade agreements in the UK and around the world that in turn has helped to bolster the industries growth.

SBID influence
Intellectual Property Meeting 2017 at the House of Commons with guest Leo Telling, BBC Panorama Journalist Peter O’Doherty, Detective Chief Superintendent, City of London Police intellectual Property; Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, SBID; (Chair) Tony Nash, TM Eye Ltd former Borough Commander Met Police

Corporate Governance of SBID

In the course of SBID’s mission to transform the interior design profession, the SBID Board guides the strategic direction of all business activities and partnerships, adapting to market forces and ensuring SBID remains relevant to both the Government and the design industry.

The SBID Board is responsible for:

  • Decisions on the annual plan
  • Performance and reports
  • Procedures for professional practice
  • Share dialogue with thought-leadership bodies

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SBID History

Learn about SBID’s journey; from key challenges and successes, to our mission for the future of interior design as we continue to grow and evolve industry standards.

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SBID Partnerships

On behalf of its members and partners, SBID has protected, promoted and celebrated the interior design profession in the UK and around the world.

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SBID Board & Directors

Collectively we have the experience, ability and tenacity to create a valued industry voice locally, nationally and around the world.

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