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 No.77: Scandinavian Design
Scandinavian design combines functionality, comfort and simplicity with gentleness and clarity of shapes and lines. With the Hygge (hue-gah) trend taking over the UK, Scandinavian style is here to stay.
Our speakers will be taking you through their love of Scandinavian style, and how it has shaped their business.


  • Design Means Business Conference 2017
  • DNN member creates the next generation of smart IOT data hub
  • Everything is my Design are hiring
    Everything is my Design are hiring
  • Huddersfield brand specialist scoops ultimate UK design accolade
  • Can Biometrics increase safety in the NHS?
  • Job vacancy - Fashion Designer
  • Bring it On! North East firms collaborate to engineer the future of the industry
  • Members Always Wear Red looking for a Marketing Communicator/Co-ordinator
  • Andrew and Pete
    Blow up your Social Media and Content Marketing Strategy (the fun way)
  • The London Design Fair are seeking makers for British Craft Pavilion



BoConcept is committed to helping you make the most out of your interior space. Inspirational designs, innovative space solutions, adding key trends with a touch of the Scandinavian. They offer fully customised furniture for the home, including living, dining, working and sleeping areas. Offering a free interior design service for both residential and commercial customers.


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!


  • Sunderland Digital: Mobile app design & development
  • Northern Clothing and Textile Network event
  • Durham Young Professionals Garden Party
  • Design Means Business Conference 2017


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