Trade Partners

SBID has built strong trading partnerships with a wide variety of ethical commercial partners that share our ethos for best practice ethical conduct and business etiquette.

This allows us to strengthen our industry knowledge, broaden horizons, opinions and opportunities whilst contributing to a strong commercial creative sector.

Department Of International Trade
British Council

Business can only be conducted continually when both parties gain from the partnership and when both parties are fair, professional, honest and commercial on all levels.

The benefits these agreements add to a member’s business profile is immeasurable. This sector is a huge financial asset to membership with a broad range of benefits provided with our partners.


*SBID will cancel agreements whereby partner’s continual breach of the Code of Conduct places the reputation of SBID or its members at risk. In extreme cases we will remove our branding so as to protect our Members and all stakeholders. This action would only occur in extreme situations.

  • Bathroom Manufacturers Association
  • BSI
  • bre
  • CIOB
  • cepmc
  • citb
  • cbi
  • constructing excellence
  • cfa
  • cscs
  • design council
  • disabled living
  • hse
  • free range
  • nas
  • nla
  • PFPF
  • riba
  • Riba Bookshop
  • rics
  • stone fed

SBID’s Trade Partners

The principle objective of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association is to provide an independent forum for bathroom manufacturers trading in the UK to properly discuss and debate matters of mutual interest. The BMA acts as an information highway between Industry Government and the consumer on all issues that affect the bathroom business in the UK.

BSI Group has published around 20,000 standards. As well as its role as a national body, BSI represents British business as a member of European and international standards organisations. Since its foundation in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee, BSI Group has grown into a leading global independent business services organisation providing standard-based solutions in more than 140 countries.

Through two companies, BRE (Building Research Establishment ) and BRE Global provide consultancy, testing and information services in construction and fire expertise.

The Chartered Institute of Building is a professional body for managers in construction.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) helps create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the UK can compete and prosper for the benefit of all. The premier lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues, it works with the UK government, international legislators and policymakers to help UK businesses compete effectively.

Constructing Excellence aims to deliver the process, product and cultural changes that are needed to drive major productivity improvement in the industry.

Construction Skills delivers training products and programmes through a national network of staff based at regional offices.

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme CSCS aims to extend certification across the whole of the construction industry.

The Contract Flooring Association (CFA) consists of contractors engaged in the installation of all floor finishes including in-situ floorings and sub-floor screeds with manufacturers and distributors of flooring materials, adhesives and accessories.

The Council of European Producers of Materials for Construction (CEPMC) is the Brussels-based organisation representing 15 national construction materials federations in Europe and 20 sectorial organisations.

The Design Council places design at the heart of growth and renewal in Britain.

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a national charity that provides impartial advice, information and training on daily living aids. It is a founder member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care information

Free Range is a summer season of graduate shows at The Old Truman Breweryin East London. Over seven weeks, a hundred courses and 3,000 students exhibit their graduating projects across five disciplines: Design, Fashion, Photography, Art, Interiors and Architecture. It’s a brilliant platform for graduates to showcase their creative talents to a diverse audience in the epicentre of London’s creative scene.

The UK Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain.

Founded in 1886, the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK offers a full range of business services on advantageous terms, either directly or in partnership with its Members, specialists in their respective fields.

The National Association of Shopfitters is the only trade association that exclusively promotes the shopfitting industry and has been doing so since 1919.

Located at The Building Centre in central London, New London Architecture is a focus for the debate and discussion of issues facing architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital.

The Passive Fire Protection Federation (PFPF) brings together the collective expertise of the passive fire protection industry and provides a central forum so that the industry speaks with one voice to articulate the benefits and value of passive fire protection in the achievement of fire safe building design and construction.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has promoted architects and architecture since being awarded its Royal Charter in 1837.

RIBA Bookshops is the market leading supplier of books and guidance to the architecture, design and construction industries.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a professional body addressing all aspects of land, property, construction and the associated environmental issues.

The Stone Federation Great Britain (SFGB) co-ordinates all aspects of the industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing appropriate material and a reliable service.

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers works towards increased recognition and protection of creators’ rights. CISAC was founded in 1926 and is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation. Its headquarters are in Paris, with regional offices in Budapest, Santiago de Chile, Johannesburg and Singapore.

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