The SBID set the pioneering entry to a professional interior design body in the UK through education, training and experience. It formed a new criteria to define an interior designer using the international Accreditation criteria of the ECIA for interior design in the UK.* SBID continue to ensure its accredited designers are represented, protected and through the world-renowned SBID Awards, celebrated globally. Global competition for international projects has led to a first in the UK, as SBID is set to launch its entry exam at the end of 2020 to assist designers in reaching Accredited status.
*A combination of BA degree, plus 3.5 years work experience and 24 hours of SBID Accredited CPD per annum. This criteria represented the broadest experience, training and continued learning requirement in the UK.
SBID is the essential safety net of interior design that provides peace of mind to millions of families and businesses as well as to our members wherever they are engaged in the world. Not only do SBID represent Britain for Interior Design at the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA), they are also the selected representative and industry-specific organisation for UK interior design linked with the Genesis Initiative led by Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent which is supported by Parliamentarians across the House of Lords and Commons.
SBID is represented in 48 countries across the world and in 71 countries through partnerships, collaborations and the Commonwealth. With recent changes in the terms of trade brought about by the UK leaving the E.U. it is even more crucial for UK design professionals to obtain professional industry Accreditation to identify and showcase the calibre of skills and performance on offer wherever in the world they perform.
SBID was personally invited to join the Genesis Initiative by Patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent as the interior design-specific industry representative to present the risks and opportunities of the UK interior design industry at the Bank of England Monetary Committee. Founder & CEO, Dr Brady, had been a member prior to SBID‘s inauguration in 2009.
The SBID was founded in 2009 by Dr Vanessa Brady OBE to promote and champion the profession of interior design.
Collectively we have the experience, ability and tenacity to create a valued industry voice locally, nationally and around the world.
On behalf of its members, the SBID has protected, promoted and celebrated the interior design profession.
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