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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The Power of Collaboration - Huddersfield
We’ve brought together businesses (Mamas & Papas and p-dm) who’ve achieved much more through collaboration that they ever could alone, who are going to talk you through their experiences, what they’ve learned and what they’ve been able to achieve as a result.


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  • Wonderstuff appoints Michael Hynes as part of its expansion plans
  • Web Developer wanted
  • Drone Engineer Vacancy
  • A festive treat from Wonderstuff
  • Northern Clothing and Textile Network launch a roaring success
  • DNN member Urban River have client success with leading arts venue
  • Design Network North member elected onto BIDA board
  • DNN member Peacock Carter celebrates its 10th Anniversary


Ardmore Craig

Ardmore Craig is an engineering design and consultancy business specialising in offshore and subsea equipment for the marine, offshore renewable and oil & gas sectors. The business also undertakes product design activities for onshore industries such as construction and rail


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!


  • Rise and Design - The Power of Collaboration
  • Sunderland Digital: Drupal v WordPress
  • Social Media Surgery
  • Rise and Design 76: Artificial Intelligence
  • Rise and Design 77: Scandinavian Design

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