Business benchmarking

The annual RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey provides vital business knowledge about how your practice compares to others like it across a broad spectrum of criteria, allowing you to identify areas of strength, weakness and opportunity. The analysis gleaned from the survey is also an invaluable source of retrospective data to help shape the future of the profession. 

The RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey for 2015 is now closed.

The 2016 survey will open on Friday 29th April, closing on Sunday 31st July.

What’s new?
- Improved survey navigation and guidance notes
- Improved /reconfigured RIBA Business Benchmarking Tool
- Direct and ongoing access to survey data
- Increased functionality to produce bespoke comparisons and reports

What are the benefits?
- Speed and ease of completion for the survey
- Data that’s directly relevant to you and your practice
- Access to year on year data and trends
- No need to search through lengthy reports to find the information you need

The Executive Summary for the 2013/14 Benchmarking survey is available here.

PDF RIBA Business Benchmarking survey Executive Summary 2013/14

 File size:  97kB

Also, read the RIBA Business Benchmarking and RIBA Future Trends survey's analytical

PDFRIBA Business Benchmarking Analytical Report - Final
File size: 660kB

Assess performance

The RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey offers a truly in-depth evaluation of how well your practice is performing against the following criteria:

  • profit
  • turnover
  • marketing spend
  • hourly rates
  • salaries
  • client types and sectors.

The information provided to practices by the survey provides high-quality business intelligence, which can inform many aspects of practice management.

Participation in the RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey, the information for which is collected and analysed in complete confidence by our project partners at The Fees Bureau and MRM Solutions, is part of the RIBA Chartered Practice criteria, and benefits, for all practices.

Become an RIBA Chartered Practice and take part

To become an RIBA Chartered Practice and take part in the survey please telephone
+44 (0)20 7307 3800 or email


For further information on the RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey, or to register your interest in participating, please contact us by email at or telephone on +44 (0)20 7307 3649.