Cecilia Neal is a Professional Member of BIID
The British Institute of Interior Design is the pre-eminent professional organisation for interior designers in the UK. Our growing national and international membership represents both the commercial and residential sectors, from heritage to cutting edge. In addition to rigorous entry requirements which assess training, experience and professionalism, we require our members to continue their professional development throughout their career to ensure their continued expertise in design process, practice and regulatory matters.
On the national stage we are full members of the Construction Industry Council and as a result are now part of Government consultations to advise on new policy and legislation. Internationally we are represented on the board of the International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers and as a result now contribute to Government consultations.
Originally established 45 years ago, the British Institute of Interior Design is the only professional organisation for interior designers which has been granted Institute status by the Secretary of State as the pre-eminent body in the field. The British Interior Design Association was awarded the prestigious and rare accolade of Institute status by the Minister of State in 2009. The BIDA itself was formed in 2002 through the amalgamation of the highly respected Interior Decorators & Designers Association (originally set up in 1966) and the globally recognised International Interior Design Association (UK Chapter)
The British Institute of Interior Design is committed to encouraging and supporting creativity and competence in the field of interior design through facilitating best practice, practical professional support, development opportunities and education.