Becoming a member of SBID

When obtaining SBID interior design accreditation, SBID provides instant recognition to the B2B community through its globally recognised marque of quality that you are an esteemed and qualified designer working to a universal standard of competence.

This gives customers the assurance that the SBID member is a trained and skilled designer with relevant knowledge, training and experience.

SBID accreditation is governed by the ECIA Charter of Education and professional Code of Conduct, which sets the requirement for the official recognition of a practising professional interior designer. SBID-accredited interior designers have demonstrated the European standard required to become an accredited professional while accredited industry partners have demonstrated compliance with the five point system of the SBID International Code of Conduct. This is the pre-eminent level of design excellence in Europe, delivered in the UK through the Society of British and International Design.

Why join SBID?

As the UK standard bearer organisation to Europe for the accreditation of professional interior designers product suppliers and educational institutions, SBID provides its members with unrivalled opportunities to network, collaborate and advance their career.

As an SBID member you will become part of our global network of 150,000 designers around the world. You will have access to exclusive networking opportunities, including our bespoke business breakfast meetings in London which create, encourage and facilitate business opportunities; our regional events which connect you to people in your area; or simply becoming apart of our growing international membership, with a variety of selected benefits tailored to meet your personal preference.

Members benefit from our partnerships with leading national and international trade organisations, providing access to networking and speaking opportunities for SBID-accredited professionals. We offer discounted or complimentary tickets to trade partner events, access to VIP lounges and gala events hosted by our partners and an opportunity to enter the SBID International Design Awards at special rates.

Members receive business support; this includes favourable rates for business services and access to continuing professional development (CPD) events. Members are also invited to raise their global professional profile with up to five free submissions in the SBID International Design Awards.

We have an extensive communication network that highlights the achievements of our members and ensures all our accredited professionals are fully informed with the latest industry developments. This includes weekly newsletters, a quarterly publication, industry blogs and the annual coffee table yearbook, Global Interior Design.

To find out more about how to join, click here.

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