BIID WAIVES MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FEE UNTIL 2013


The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has announced that the £60 application fee will be waived for interior designers seeking to join as Full Members, International Dual Members, Associate Members or Design Practice Members before 31stDecember 2012.

“There has never been a better time to join the British Institute of Interior Design,” says Membership Manager, Joy Curniffe. “The Institute offers many exclusive benefits that can help you to promote your professional interior design services to a wider audience. It can support your professional development and help grow your business. This incentive reflects a surge in membership interest which we have received following the Autumn trade shows and we hope that as many designers as possible can take advantage”.

Annual membership subscription fees remain unaffected by this offer, with details on categories and prices available from the BIID website at www.biid.org.uk.

Membership of the BIID is continuing to grow, currently standing at more than 1500 members. The BIID offers several types of membership to interior designers, aspiring interior designers, suppliers to the industry and those who have a professional interest. All applicants are assessed for suitability according to criteria which is intended to ensure a high quality membership; one of professional quality and creative ability.

By joining the BIID, members benefit from access to free legal advice on contractual matters, promotion through the BIID website and marketing campaign, valuable professional development, professional publications, media contacts, referrals, exclusive discounts and representation as a member of the Institute, the voice of the interior design sector.

Established in 1966, the BIID 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.

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For further information, please contact:

Jeff Hayward / Lauren Rees

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Tel :  44 (0)1293 851115      

Email: jeff.hayward@wildwoodpr.co.uk / lauren.rees@wildwoodpr.co.uk

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 www.biid.org.uk