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Championing the Creative Industries

The SBID Fellow of the Year is a person recognised for actions that have enhanced the creative world. Each year, SBID selects an individual who has successfully championed a specific sector of the creative industries to name as the SBID Fellow of the Year.

Eve Pollard, Fellow of the Year 2016

Leaders of Industry

The SBID International Design Awards were created to showcase the best of the profession worldwide through its celebration of extraordinary interior design projects and products. The annual ceremony has become a valuable event to excite, celebrate and inspire industry growth. Revering those within the creative industries who have shaped their specific industry sector, bestowing the title Fellow of the Year is an accolade to reflect their achievements and serve as inspiration to the interior design profession.

Bill Kenwright, Fellow of the Year 2014
Bill Kenwright, Fellow of the Year 2014
Theo Fennell, Fellow of the Year 2015
Theo Fennell, Fellow of the Year 2015

Celebrating Creative Professionals

SBID created the Fellowship Award in 2010 to recognise and celebrate people who have achieved success not just at a personal career level, but by improving the well-being and culture of British society through their work in their own creative field. This is an inspirational example to the interior design industry of associated creative professionals and how they have championed their profession through conduct, tenacity and acceptance.

This annual award is presented to an individual whose achievements have improved the standing of the creative industries at large. The road to success may have obstacles, but the Fellow of the Year provides inspiration by example of  how they have championed their industry to achieve success. Nominees can be an individual working within interior design or anyone who has, in some way, changed or championed their creative sector around the world by talent, leadership, creativity to overcome challenges.

The Fellow of the Year is a person whose actions have enhanced the creative world.

SBID receive nominations of outstanding individuals for the Fellowship Award and with care, fully consider each application.

Do you know someone who would make a great SBID Fellow of the Year for 2021?

Submit nominations to [email protected]

Past Fellows
Nadja Swarovski

Nadja Swarovski

Fellow of the Year 2018

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Sebastian Conran

Sebastian Conran

Fellow of the Year 2017

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Eve Pollard

Eve Pollard

Fellow of the Year 2016

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Theo Fennell

Theo Fennell

Fellow of the Year 2015

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Bill Kenwright CBE

Bill Kenwright CBE

Fellow of the Year 2014

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Sir John Madejski OBE

Sir John Madejski OBE

Fellow of the Year 2013

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Liam O’Connor

Liam O’Connor

Fellow of the Year 2012

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Robin Gibb CBE

Robin Gibb CBE

Fellow of the Year 2011

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Mark Wilkinson OBE

Mark Wilkinson OBE

Fellow of the Year 2010

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SBID Award Ceremony

SBID Awards 2021

Entries for the 2021 edition of the SBID International Design Awards are now closed.

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