In case you haven't yet seen the new logo that's popped up on our homepage, we are now official members of the BIID, registered as a Design Practice Member. The British Institute of Interior Design is the pre-eminent professional organisation for interior designers in the UK. In addition to rigorous entry requirements which assess training, experience and professionalism, members are required to continue their professional development throughout their career to ensure their continued expertise in design process, practice and regulatory matters. The British Institute of Interior Design is the only professional organisation for interior designers which has been granted the prestigious and rare accolade of Institute status by the Minister of State as the pre-eminent body in its field.

So it goes without saying that we're very proud of this achievement (well done to Laurence, the lead designer, for passing the interview)!

In the coming months we will both be attending CPD events in London (and probably some abroad as well). Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a common term shared by numerous professions in many countries. It is the way by which all professionals maintain and update their knowledge and skills after qualification. It is a requirement of Membership that a number of core CPDs are undertaken each year
A commitment to a CPD programme helps to ensure that members of this Institute are keeping up to date with the latest developments in a rapidly changing industry. CPD provides an opportunity to update personal and professional skills, a platform to engage with experts in the industry and a forum for the exchange ideas and best practice.
The BIID is also a great way to check that the designer you are hiring has achieved a high level of professionalism and has achieved both a respectable degree of education and experience in the industry.