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Accrediting the best in UK Interior Design

SBID deliver trading standards to maintain, support and promote professional practice of Interior Design for public protection, public trust and confidence.

The Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) members represent both commercial and residential sectors. We promote best practice and knowledge of the interior design profession in the United Kingdom and around the world. The standards create a route for professionals and trainees to improve career prospects and improve visibility by creating links between emerging talent and the interior design industry.

We are the pioneering body accredited in 2012 by parliamentarians and government education departments to independently accredit as fit-for-purpose a university degree course.

SBID work with business experts, trade associations, building contractors, academics and government select committees. This influence guides and measures the profession, creating a direction for SBID to provide best practice solutions.

The unsurpassed range, diversity and international spread of our global reach has made us a leading accrediting body. We are the conduit and influence on product manufacturers, the construction industry, finance and government decisions for interior design that connect 91 countries through interior design with the UK.

SBID Organisation Influence
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Representing British Design globally

Not only are SBID the sole representative for British Interior Design in the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA), they are also the selected representative, industry-specific organisation for UK interior design with the all party business-lobby group (representing 99% of all UK businesses) led by Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

SBID is active in 48 countries and is represented across the world through its partnerships and promotion of British design and product supply. It also has ten regional offices and a franchise in Ukraine.


SBID takes a role in lobbying bodies such as the UK Government, Parliament and the Bank of England in areas such as the improvement of UK trading standards, the promotion of industry growth, professional standards and business guidelines across the Interior Design sector. It is also a contributor to the Genesis Initiative, the National Senate for the UK SME Sector formed to improve the quality of the debate on SMEs and create economic reform.

SBID have been instrumental in advising and promoting industry growth, professional standard and business guidelines for Interior Design. Since its inauguration in 2009, SBID has proudly held the highest position of authority for professional interior design UK governance and growth. The outcome has encouraged and enabled growth which generated a variety of trade agreements for the UK around the world.

To promote best practice in a number of interior design sectors, SBID has established Councils in Healthcare Design, Education Design, Sustainability & Wellbeing, Colour, Construction & Fit-out. These panels bring together industry experts and the latest research to promote best practice to SBID accredited members and the wider UK interior design industry.

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SBID History

The Society of British & International Interior Design (SBID) was founded in 2009 to create professional trading standards of interior designers to protect the wider public.

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Interior Design

SBID Partnerships

On behalf of its members, the SBID has protected, promoted and celebrated the interior design profession.

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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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