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.

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Rise & Design: Circular Economy

Its a sad fact but waste and pollution are largely a result of how we design things, and we've heard enough about waste in recent years to know that something needs to change.

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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!

  • Understanding director responsibilities and liabilities
  • Rise and Design: Designing the Circular Economy
  • Time to get 'Smart' about inclusive design
  • Northern Clothing and Textile Network Event
  • Growing UK supply chains for materials and components in advanced composites


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