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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 high standards 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 delivered in the UK through the SBID’s members.

Peace of mind

Peace of Mind

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.


Pioneer of Education-based Accreditation

The SBID supplied the UK with pioneering accreditation for British Interior Designers through an education-defined route in 2009. It was the first time in the UK a level of education was aligned to practice, accrediting an interior designer’s proficiency with an entry process and criteria for a first degree in the field of design. This first to market criteria raised the bar and set the first standard for professional practice in the UK. This step provided much needed clarity for the wider public when selecting an interior designer. SBID Accreditation framework is internationally recognised as an important influencer of industry standards.

Benefits of SBID Accreditation

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 and opportunities to network, collaborate and advance their career.

We have an extensive communication network that works to highlight and promote the achievements of members and ensures all accredited professionals are fully informed with the latest industry developments through the member-only platform; SBIDPro.

Members have access to:

  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Bespoke business breakfast meetings in London which encourage and facilitate business opportunities,
  • Essential updates on law, business, industry news and related matters
  • Regional events which connect members to stakeholders in local areas
  • Special offers for international trade events including trips, VIP access and free tickets
  • Interviews with media partners; consumer, trade and national press
  • Promotional opportunities on SBID SpeakEasy platform for podcasts, webinars and digital discussions etc.
  • Invitation to the twice annual Meet the Buyer event.
  • Speaking opportunities for SBID Accredited professionals
  • 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 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.

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Becoming ‘SBID Accredited’ means that you have had the highest assessed industry benchmark* in a promoted category of interior design capabilities.
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