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BIID Essential Professional Practice for Interior Designers

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Are you an interior designer wishing to increase your profitability and professional service to clients? Are you interested in learning how to avoid pitfalls, understand rules and regulations, and what it takes to make your client’s vision a reality? Join the BIID for a 5-day intensive course that will introduce you to the basics, subtleties, and rewards of managing a successful and profitable interior design practice. 

What to expect from this course

  • How to set up and manage a professional interior design project
  • How to manage fees and finances throughout a project to maximise value for both clients and designers
  • How to develop your knowledge of contracts, insurance, and regulations, to avoid expensive mistakes
  • How to present technical information
  • How to develop leadership skills
  • How to gain transferable skills that can be applied to any specialist area of design
  • How to negotiate with clients and suppliers

What you will leave with

  • An understanding of the interior design process for practicing interior designers
  • An overview of the key regulatory, ethical, and contractual obligations
  • The tools to nurture strong working relationships with your clients
  • The tools to negotiate with other professionals
  • A copy of the 2022 Interior Design Job Book

Who should attend

Anyone seeking more knowledge of the processes and systems used by a successful designer. Whether you are self-employed, working as a freelancer, or working in a design practice as part of a team, all sectors are welcome. This includes recent graduates, those running their emerging businesses, architects, and those involved in the interior design industry

Find out more: Essential Professional Practice for Interior Designers PDF Guide

This course has limited availability.

Additional information

Attendees will receive the Induction Document containing detailed information.

If you have any queries, please email the office at or call 020 7628 0255.

All BIID events are subject to standard terms and conditions which can be viewed here.

Please note: there is no instruction in this course on how to design, it is for people who wish to advance their knowledge of the professional practice skills required to complete an interior design project successfully.


The European Experience Centre in London is Lutron’s European home for the design and specification community and their customers. The state-of-the-art, 585 m2 (6,300 ft2), space showcases a full range of Lutron commercial and residential solutions, including total light management with daylight integration, advanced LED compatibility and control, and scalable, expandable retrofit options for single rooms through entire buildings. It also features a guestroom showcasing cutting-edge integration for comfort, style, and energy efficiency, and a model home equipped with a variety of sleek, innovative Lutron products that incorporate the latest in smart-home technology. Three meeting rooms provide training and collaboration for up to 60 people. The European Experience Centre - like its associated facilities in North America - invites customers to talk with a Lutron professional about all their design and enterprise needs.

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