Being a part of Design Network North is invaluable to your business growth. We have some of the finest entrepreneurial minds in our network and you could be one of them.

Expand YOUR Knowledge

As well as Rise and Design events, which include presentations for regional experts, you can expand your knowledge through our training sessions. Have a question? Use our Boomerang service to throw a question out to thousands of designers and manufacturers across the North East


If you want your business to get noticed - we can help. We can work with you to develop a tailored mailshots to send out to our wide database, and to place job opportunities, adverts and PR stories on our website. Co-hosting Rise and Designs, doing a pitch and jumping right into networking are great ways to stand out.


Up to 100 people attend Rise and Design every month, and it’s a great opportunity to network. If there is anyone in particular you would like to meet, we’re more than happy to make introductions. We host a range of specialist seminars, masterclasses and events exclusively for members, giving you more opportunities to meet people.

meet the network

Rise & Design is Design Network North's FREE monthly networking meeting at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead

On the 2nd Friday of every month, members and non-members alike, meet to discuss design practices and discover new business opportunities.

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Rise & Design: Creativity and Innovation in the Design sector

Innovation and creativity are two sides of the same coin, and one doesn't really work without the other. In this Rise and Design Creative FUSE event we’ll be looking at the importance of an innovative approach in business, whatever business you might be in, and the value that creative input can bring.

  • Support for compliance in GDPR
  • How to effectively promote your consultancy business- by Urban River
  • If you missed March's Rise and Design- catch it here
  • 3D Printing & Reverse Engineering Event Is A Success
  • DroneOps- a rundown of their trip to China
  • Newton Press Celebrates 55th Anniversary
  • 6 Point Model Booking Checklist
  • COHDA design an innovative, award nominated luminaire for Innermost
  • Mammoth announced as official mattress partner for Team Tyne
  • r//evolution is seeking an experienced, high performing Senior Business Development Representative


Peacock Carter

Peacock Carter are a specialist web design and ecommerce agency based in the North East of England. Established in 2006, they have worked with clients including the University of Edinburgh, NHS, the Scottish Government.



When becoming a member not only will you be a part of a thriving network within the region, but you will also access a whole host of great benefits which we hope will help to grow your business, increase your knowledge, expand your reach and grow your network. With opportunities for extra advertising and PR, access to workshops and expert advice, tender alerts and dedicated mailshots, this membership package could be just what you are looking for!

  • Writing Copy Workshop - With Concision
  • Lego Serious Play Training
  • New educational initiative to help North East healthcare and life science companies better market their products
  • Lego Serious Play Workshop
  • Workshop: Designing the Customer Experience with The Engine Room


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