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

We collaborate with numerous trade and professional bodies whose interests overlap with those of SBID members. We host monthly events at museums, hotels, showrooms, galleries, warehouses, factories and universities across the UK.

SBID also hosts and participates in round tables, forums and conferences and encourages inclusion from all sectors of competitive interior design.

SBID has consulted with the UK government in matters of trade, engineering, export, finance and manufacture to ensure that we and our members operate in an inclusive, ethical and qualified competitive design industry, fit for world trade.

We also regularly consult directly with the Bank of England on how interest rates impact on the interior design industry and our members are invited to get involved at all levels of industry consultation to shape the professions future and the broader Industry.

SBID is active in 45 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 our three countries hold a leadership in design recognised around the world.

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.


All Party Small Business Group (APSBG)

Business Lobby Group – Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent

As the selected representative for interior design since 2009 and previously as an independent observer, the SBID have been instrumental  in lobbying government, the Bank of England, the House of Commons and the House of Lords for trading standards at the highest level. Advising and promoting industry growth, professional standards and business guidelines across the creative sectors, engineering and manufacturing. The outcome has encouraged and enabled growth which generated a variety of trade agreements for the UK around the world.


The SBID report to the highest government level of business development in the country, contributing to the Manifesto that represents 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.

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