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 Food and Drink sector

Good design is as important for a loaf of bread or a bottle of beer as it is for any other product, and in this Rise and Design we’re going to hear about the stories behind some great products.

  • Job opportunities with TH_NK
  • Visual Marketing by Kuro Dragon
  • Public lecture by professor David Kirk, Professor of Digital Living, Northumbria University
  • Chief Whip, Julian Smith, Meets The Next Generation of 3D Printing Experts
  • Jigsaw Business Group expands again in 2018
  • GDPR - The new 'Equity Release' for Businesses.
  • Wayfinding - the science of signage at Rutherford Cancer Centres
  • Wonderstuff brand workshops in March 2018
  • DECIDE celebrates winning another DBA Design Effectiveness award  


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
  • Lego Serious Play Training
  • New educational initiative to help North East healthcare and life science companies better market their products
  • Lego Serious Play Workshop
  • User Experience Design Workshop


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