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Creating a long-term vision for SBID

In order to meet our strategic objectives to support members, SBID define clear goals to continue our wider mission of title recognition for the interior design industry, whilst acting in the public interest and maintaining public confidence in interior design by promoting our professional and ethical standards. The decisions made by designers in practice impact on the built environment and all industry stakeholders, therefore the protection of consumers is paramount to SBID’s long-term vision.

Boards, Standing Committees and  Councils

Discover how our world leading sector is helping Britain thrive in its global role and acting as a vital employer, enabler and investor in regions across the UK. We encouraged our members to engage in our events and councils. We connected with industry through designers, manufacturing and governments to influence interior designers in 71 countries.

Executive Board

Founded with Trustees and a clunky governance system in 2009 it quickly became apparent that the system was too restrictive for a forward-facing body. The Board unanimously agreed to amend processes, retaining membership rights but providing the nimbleness required to make swift, measured and well-advised decisions.

In 2013 an independent secretariat was created. The Executive Board is SBID’s governing body. The Board is responsible for oversight of SBID activities, it agrees strategy, budgets and policies. It delegates general operating authority  to staff, councils and committees. It’s members set standards to protect the wider public through our innovative and pioneering strategies. It represents the wider effects and impact of both good and bad design on communities, countries, business and individual wellbeing.

Presidents

An admired leader of a design genre holds a one year honorary title of SBID President

Members may propose a leader of a design genre to hold the title, of Honorary SBID President. The vote will be polled at the Members Annual General Meeting.

Each SBID President is an independent trailblazer, championing industry improvement and design excellence. A President has the skillset and tenacity to further the vision of SBID in setting and raising standards of the profession of interior design.

Each term is supported by the immediate Past President for continuity. The President Elect supports the President in office.

Tom Marquardt

Tom Marquardt

SBID President

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Chris Godfrey

Chris Godfrey

SBID Vice President

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Executive Advisory Board

Ensuring creativity with a commercial edge

The Executive Advisory Board comprises of experts; each a leader in their field of expertise. Their experience covers all areas of business, ensuring we remain at the fore of an increasingly global business environment.

David Doyle

David Doyle

Chief Fire Inspector, Westminster Council

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Eva Greenspan

Eva Greenspan

Lawyer /Architect/ Chairman of Planning

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Vasso Petrou

Vasso Petrou

Senior Vice President, Unilever Prestige

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Hans J. Galutera

Hans J. Galutera

SBID International Education Ambassador

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Owen Luder CBE

Owen Luder CBE

Twice-past President of RIBA

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Niall Trafford

Niall Trafford

Sustainability

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Expert Panel

Providing specialist skills and knowledge for growth

Our experts have solid industry knowledge and experience in a wide range of commercial and creative areas. Their guidance helps us to operate at the highest levels across the broad spectrum of interior design.

Kenneth P. Baker

Kenneth P. Baker

IIDA, Assoc. AIA, Assoc. RIBA, Assoc. ASID Regional Managing Principal

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Suzi Sendama

Suzi Sendama

Law - Specialism IP & The Arts

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Helen Chislett

Helen Chislett

SBID National Press

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David Chang

David Chang

Founder of David Chang Design Associates International Ltd

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Eleanor O'Kane

Eleanor O'Kane

Writer and Editor

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Giuseppe Paoletti

Giuseppe Paoletti

Financial Executive at EU Commission

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Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

Operations Director, British Vispring

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Ian Burn

Ian Burn

Marketing Manager Camira Fabrics

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Alex Stock

Alex Stock

Marketing Manager, Karndean Design Flooring

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Regional Offices

Supporting our members at a local level

SBID promotes industry standards and the value of training to professional interior designers at all levels. Our ten regional offices in the UK and our international office in Ukraine each has a regional director that understands the local culture, threats and opportunities of their region. They represent SBID locally across the UK & internationally to act as our member’s local point of contact for networking and CPD events.

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, Our Team

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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, Our Team

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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