North East Regional Director

Supporting our members at a local level

SBID promotes industry standards and the value of training to professional interior designers at all levels. Our ten regional offices in the UK and our international office in Ukraine each have a regional director that understands the local culture, threats and opportunities of their region. They represent SBID locally across the UK & internationally to act as your local point of contact for networking with interior design professionals.

Richard Sober, North East Regional Director for the Society of British and International Design (SBID)

Richard Sober

North East Regional Director

Richard is currently a Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer in Interior and Spatial Design at Teesside University. He worked for a number of years at Hull School of Architecture and Sunderland University before spending ten years at Teesside as subject area leader for Interior Design. Previously working on design projects for housing, hospices and healthcare, he now leads a practice designing teaching rooms and social learning spaces and is Director of the Regional Three Rivers Learning and Teaching Consortium. Richard also developed and leads the pioneering MSc Advanced Home Futures with TV Architect George Clarke.

Regional Map

SBID Regional Director map for North East




Newcastle upon Tyne

North Yorkshire


If you are UK based and wish to contact your Regional Director or would like more info on SBID contact us on [email protected] or call 020 7738 9383.

If you wish to contact the International Regional Director or would like more info on international SBID activity, email [email protected] or call SBID on 020 7738 9383.

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