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.


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, and in various venues across Yorkshire

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

Next rise nd design

Rise & Design: Applications of Space Technology. 14th June in Gateshead

We'll be hearing from some North East businesses who are conquering space in their own way, using satellite technology to manage resources, monitor crops and protect valuable assets.

  • Job Opportunity: Back End Developer
  • Job Opportunity: Web Developer Wanted
  • A Northern collaboration in the name of Chocolate
  • Rebrand helps health food company go from strength to strength
  • Ten years of gratitude from Wonderstuff
  • Is your tone of voice right for your brand?
  • Newton Press are winners of the “Heart of the Community” award
  • DNN supporting Encompass
  • Brand specialist in-line for prestigious industry recognition
  • March sees launch of Social Tech North East



Founded in 2005 Pd-m is a highly experience innovation, product design, prototyping and manufacturing business. Their skills and experience cover various industry sectors including industrial, consumer, nursery, medical, electronics and healthcare.


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!

  • Introduction to Lego Serious Play - 6 June 2019
  • Rise and Design: Applications of Space Technology
  • Rise and Design: Advanced Manufacturing - Textiles


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