Welcome to The British Display Society

Established in 1947 the British Display Society was created to encourage and promote the highest standards of Visual Merchandising, Design and Display.

The British Display Society is a Visual Merchandising / Educational organisation that ensure VM remains a recognised profession that is alive and kicking in a modern retail world.

Online Courses

Are you looking for a rewarding career in visual merchandising, display, point of sale design or exhibition design?
If so, seek help from the profession’s top training body, The British Display Society Click here for details

Practical Courses

If time is short how about our one day course with a practical element too. Teaching the basic guidelines of window dressing and display – part classroom and part hands-on. Click here for details


We invite all professionals within the display, Interior Design, Point-of-Sale or related disciplines to apply for Member, Associateship, Licentiateship and Fellowship of the Society. We also invite companies to apply for Corporate membership.

Find out more about the benefits of joining The British Display Society.

Centre of Excellence

The BDS is now offering a ‘Centre of Excellence’ Recognition to all Colleges and retail in-house training, offering courses in the field of Fashion, Graphic Design, Interior Design and all other Design disciplines in addition to existing Display, Point-of-Sale and Exhibition design. We are now pleased to offer the opportunity for your courses to have professional underpinning by awarding BDS recognition status, thus giving your students a head start when entering the work force with professional credibility. Find out more…