The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has announced that BIID President, Sue Timney, will sit on the judging panel for this year’s prestigious Ideal Home Show Blue Ribbon Awards. 

The Ideal Home Show has re-launched its traditional Blue Ribbon Awards, which date back to the 1960’s and were traditionally run to identify and celebrate good design and innovation in architecture. The re-launched award scheme will give home builders, housing associations, developers, architects, and designers, the chance to be awarded with a mark of excellence in the house building industry. It reflects the Ideal Home Show’s on-going commitment to supporting development and innovation in the housebuilding sector.

Sue will join a variety of industry experts on the panel. These include Angela Brady, RIBA President; Hank Dittmar, CEO Prince’s Foundation for Building Community; George Clarke, George Clarke & Associates; David Hills, Partner DSDHA; Gary Lewis, Chair CEDIA & Director of Cornflake; Ted Stevens, Chair, National Self Build Association; Oliver Novakovic, Director, Building Futures Group BRE and David Bryant, Chairman, New Homes Marketing Board.

Award categories for 2013 cover the following areas:  

  1. 1.     Ideal Home of the Year:
  • Under £250,000
  • £250,000 - £500,00
  • Over £500,000
  1. 2.     Ideal Apartment Home of the Year
  2. 3.     Conversion / Refurbishment of the Year
  3. 4.     Housing Development of the Year
  4. 5.     Housing Architect of the Year
  5. 6.     House builder of the Year
  6. 7.     Developer of the Year
  7. 8.     Outdoor Communal Space of the Year
  8. 9.     Interior Design of the Year
  9. 10.  High Tech Home of the Year
  10. 11.  Self-Build development of the Year

The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held at the Ideal Home Show on the 20thMarch. For more information about the awards, please visit


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About the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID)

Established in 1966, the BIID is the professional Institute for interior designers in theUK.

The BIID’s growing national and international membership represents both the commercial and residential sectors, from heritage to cutting edge. In addition to rigorous entry requirements that assess training, experience and professionalism, the Institute requires members to continue their professional development throughout their career, ensuring their continued expertise in design process, practice and regulatory matters.

The BIID 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. The Institute’s mission is to encourage and support creativity and competence in the field of interior design through facilitating best practice, practical professional support, development opportunities and education.

On the national stage, the BIID is a full member of the Construction Industry Council and, as a result, is now part of Government consultations to advise on new policy and legislation. Internationally, the BIID is represented on the board of the International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers; the global voice and authority for professional interior architects and designers. More details at