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SBID Accreditation distinguishes interior design professionals

The SBID standard of endorsement is a globally respected marque for representing the benchmark for professional interior design

SBID pioneered accreditation for the British standard of interior designers by setting out measures of competence and skill through education, experience, and an annual requirement of continued professional development (CPD).

With an accreditation framework recognised throughout the UK and around the world as a sign of design standards and quality, SBID Accreditation distinguishes interior design businesses and represents the upmost professional competence and best practice through a mix of training, experience and continued professional development.

Why become SBID Accredited?

The Society of British International Interior Design is a recognised & leading professional body for the interior design industry

Becoming SBID Accredited demonstrates that a member has attained the highest status of assessed knowledge and experience within the UK, equal with our professional peers around the world.

In an overcrowded marketplace flooded with untrained hobbyists, SBID Accreditation distinguishes qualified interior designers to provide the public with protection and security that services and advice received is provided by an experienced, trained and knowledgeable professional.

We embrace the creativity and evolving future of the global interior design landscape to improve standards in practice, enhance business prospects and support experts throughout their career.

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Who can apply?

Our professional community of interior designers comprises a pool both British and international talent. Those who meet our criteria are welcome to join the society, where accreditation is awarded to further careers, drive standards and contribute to the success of the industry.

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Why is Accreditation important?

SBID’s Interior Design Accreditation is important because the UK Government hasn’t set national competency standards for the interior design sector. SBID was incorporated to champion competence and training for the industry and our accreditation services have helped to establish and progress the country’s best interior design companies, big and small.

To explore our network of interior design professionals, visit our extensive designer directory.

How does it contribute to industry success?

SBID encourages increased collaboration among its professional community throughout the project supply chain. From the interior design schemes and the products specified to the final fit-out, this natural synergy of expertise across the industry eliminates risk of error during project procurement, improves communication across the sectors, streamlines the decision-making process and improves workflow timelines.

Interior design projects achieve more successful outcomes when design teams, suppliers and construction professionals are connected and operating at the highest level of practice. This unified approach cultivates success for producing powerful and effective interior design solutions across the residential design and commercial contract sectors.

Interior Design Directories

The SBID Designer Directory showcases our collective of professional interior design members to help the public and potential clients find and verify your design services, featuring your practice in our online database of the industry’s most skilled and competent practitioners.

Promoting professional standards throughout the procurement process, from design and specification through to the final installation, SBID recommends a trusted network of industry suppliers, product manufacturers and service providers – helping designers source trade professionals and specify the best materials and design solutions for their needs.

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SBID Membership Categories:

SBID Interior Designers

UK interior design practitioners that meet our industry standards are eligible to become SBID Accredited. Interior designers can join at any stages in their career as they progress to Accredited status. International membership is also available.

SBID Industry Partners

SBID Industry Partners are specialist trade suppliers to the interior design profession, including FF&E product designers, manufacturers and service providers which aid in the production of compliant, high quality interiors.

SBID Contract Partners

SBID Contract Partners are the specialist construction industry professionals, often contractors, that are responsible for the interior fit-out of a project. They are essential to the successful installation and delivery of an interior design scheme for completion.

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Becoming ‘SBID Accredited’ means that you have achieved the highest assessed industry benchmark by SBID in your specialist category of interior design.
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