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.

Next rise nd design

Rise & Design: Design in the Entertainment Industry

The entertainment industry revolves around dazzling and amazing it’s audiences, but we often don’t appreciate the innovation and engineering that goes into bringing these things to life. We have brought together some of the leading proponents of entertainment magic, to let you see just how they do it.

  • Sail Creative Join Design Business Association
  • Cast Your Vote for Great Exhibition of the North
  • Head of Design Job Opportunity with Tharsus
  • Backend Developer Job Opportunity with Climb Creative
  • Job Opportunities with The Biscuit Factory
  • Networks Manager Job Opportunity
  • Job Opportunities with GoPrint3D - Sales Executive and 3D printing Technical Specialist
  • Continuous Delivery Consulting. Delivered. Blog by Bureau.
  • Job opportunity: Lead Quality Officer
  • DNN members Always Wear Red collaborate with British monarchy embroiderers and narrow their offer to experimental, rare and classic knitwear


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!

  • Describe Yourself Workshop
  • Could 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) be useful for your business?
  • 3D Printing Demonstration using Alibre for Design, 3D Scan and Reverse Engineering
  • Rise & Design: Design in the Entertainment Industry
  • Lego Serious Play Training
  • New educational initiative to help North East healthcare and life science companies better market their products
  • Design Means Business Bootcamp
  • Lego Serious Play Workshop
  • Creative Village Gateshead Presents...
  • Rise & Design: Tech Podcast (featuring Shaun Oakes from iEvo)
  • Northern Clothing and Textile Network Event
  • Design is in the Detail Event
  • CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) 2018: Innovative Women


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