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Opportunity to Join the BIID Council of Directors

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Your chance to help shape the future of the BIID

The Council of Directors is the governing body of the British Institute of Interior Design. They oversee both the long and short term strategic direction of the organisation, supported by the staff team and our network of committees, panels and working parties. The directors have a set of legal duties, set out in the Companies Act, including promoting the success of an organisation, exercising independent judgement and managing conflicts of interest. They act in accordance with our governing document, the BIID Articles of Association. Being a BIID Council member is a way to help shape the future of the BIID and give back to the industry.

The majority of our directors are Registered Interior Designers who are directly elected by their fellow members at our Annual General Meeting each year. Each director is elected to serve a two year term, after which they can opt to stand for election for a second two year term before stepping down from Council.

Our Articles of Association specify that the BIID can have up to 12 members of the Council at any one time, and of those 12 a maximum of 10 can be directly elected by the membership. As of the next Annual General Meeting of the BIID, to be held on Thursday 7th July 2022, there will be 7 directly elected members of Council. This means that there are a maximum of 3 available positions for those members who wish to stand for election.

In order to stand for election you need to do the following:

  • Have your nomination proposed and seconded by BIID Registered Interior Designers (these nominations can be submitted via email to
  • Write a 400-700 word statement giving a summary of the relevant skills, experience and approach you will bring to Council if elected.

The deadline for nominations is 12.00pm on Thursday 16th June 2022. 

If any member would like to discuss this further, please get in touch with the BIID office via