SBID accredits professional interior designers, product suppliers and educational institutions; SBID Accreditation has a pre-eminent reputation for accrediting experienced and trained professionals who abide by a globally recognised code of practice. This provides an assurance around the world for British Designers who trade internationally with countries where the SBID logo is recognised as a sign of Design Excellence.
SBID Accredited Interior Designers have demonstrated the European standard required to become an accredited professional while SBID 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 Interior Design.
SBID Accredited designers hold mandatory professional indemnity insurance and business insurance protection to provide customers with the assurance and peace of mind in the services provided.
SBID Accreditation is an internationally recognised marque for professional British interior design. This credibility gives designers a useful marque of validation on the standards of their experience, knowledge and best professional practice.
The first education-defined route to accrediting an interior designer’s proficiency in UK was originally defined through a clear framework adopted from the European Charter of Education (ECIA). Based on the European framework, as the British representative body, The Society of British & International Interior Design (SBID) pioneered accreditation for British Interior Designers in 2009; providing much needed clarity for the wider public when selecting an interior designer. SBID Accreditation framework is internationally recognised as an important influencer of industry adopted standards.
Interior Design professionals at all levels of their career as well as Industry Partners benefit from SBID Accreditation. Becoming SBID Accredited provides its members with unrivalled acknowledgement, opportunities to network, collaborate and advance their career.
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 monthly newsletters, industry blogs and the annual coffee table yearbook; SBID Global Interior Design.
They have access to exclusive networking opportunities including bespoke business breakfast meetings in London which encourage and facilitate business opportunities, regional events which connect members to people in their area, exclusive offers for international trade events including trips, VIP access and tickets, as well as invitation to our annual Meet the Buyer event.
Members also benefit from our partnerships with national and international trade organisations, providing access to networking and speaking opportunities for SBID Accredited professionals. They can also 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 a complimentary submission into the SBID International Design Awards.
SBID members are part of an equally qualified global network of 150,000 designers around the world.
Find out more about our flexible accreditation structure, membership categories, eligibility and how to apply.
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Accreditation helps you or your Practice demonstrate a level of expertise to clients, separating qualified professionals from social influencers and hobbyists.
An interior designer’s role is to sell qualified advice for an interior space to provide ultimate safety, wellbeing and performance for its users intended purpose.
Becoming ‘SBID Accredited’ means that you have had the highest assessed industry benchmark* in a promoted category of interior design capabilities.
Find out more about our flexible membership structure.
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