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Creating a long-term vision for SBID

The decisions made by designers in practice impact on all industry stakeholders, as well as the people who live, relax and work in their local built environment. To maintain public confidence, SBID defines its mission for title recognition of the interior design industry in the UK as paramount to its long-term vision. To meet its strategic objectives, SBID acts in the public interest by promoting professional and ethical standards for the industry.

Boards, Standing Committees and Councils

The world-leading interior design sector is helping Britain thrive in its global role as a vital employer, enabler and investor in regions across the UK. As SBID encourage members to engage in events and workshops to improve their personal development and career prospects, its members exercise standards that protect the wider public through the ethical guidelines, code of conduct, and pioneering membership strategies.

Driving awareness for the wider effects and impacts of good design on communities, SBID strive to create improvement in the built environment by influencing outcomes for innovation and wellbeing. SBID teams therefore reflect the eclectic mix of sectors and specialisms that shape and influence the design industry, bringing unique insights from their position of knowledge and experience.

Executive Board

In 2013 an independent secretariat was created. The Executive Board is SBID’s governing body. The Board is responsible for oversight of SBID activities to agree strategy, policies and budgets for investment in long term developments. It delegates general operating authority to staff, councils and committees.

SBID CEO & Founder

SBID CEO & Founder

Dr Vanessa Brady OBE

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Finance

Finance

Basit Roy

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IP Law

IP Law

Mark Engelman

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Media

Media

Gerald Bowey

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Education

Education

Pauline Traetto

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Built Environment

Built Environment

Frazer Macdonald Hay

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Presidents

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

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, while the Vice President supports the President in office.

HBA Residential

HBA Residential

SBID President, Chris Godfrey

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Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects

SBID Vice President, Kar-Hwa Ho

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HOK Architects / Marquardt+

HOK Architects / Marquardt+

Past President, Tom Marquardt

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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.

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.

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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SBID History

The SBID was founded in 2009 by Dr Vanessa Brady OBE to promote and champion the profession of interior design.

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SBID Partnerships

By forging regional, national and international partnerships, SBID works to protect, promote and celebrate interior design.

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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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