Design Network North member Succorfish started with a passion for surfing on Tynemouth’s coast – and is now a company with products in 27 nations.Back in 2008, Chad Hooper, keen surfer and now MD at Succorfish, was on a search for a robust tracker for jetskis. He enjoyed towsurfing, a sport that involves towing a […]

Hyperdrive Innovation

Hyperdrive Innovation provides system wide solutions to challenging applications for electric vehicles and battery energy storage.Hyperdrive Innovation came to Design Network North and RTC for support in developing their own brand product – intelligent lithium-ion batteries that incorporates Nissan LEAF cell technology. Hyperdrive had previously developed bespoke solutions to customers, and had little experience in […]

LDT Design

LDT Design, a Design Network North member, and Cocoon Labs have come together to develop Cocoon, a home alarm device that is affordable, unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing. Cocoon is able to track movement from inside the entire home, and can alert you by phone if it detects anything untoward.Frustrated with the consumer alarm market, Cocoon […]

Safinah and Drone Ops

A chance meeting at Rise and Design has led to the development of a life-saving solution that could be rolled out worldwide.Drone Ops, who have trained Star Wars, James Bond, Game of Thrones, BBC and ITV staff in drone operation, and currently specialise in survey and inspection, assisting emergency services and construction to name just […]


ievo, formerly known as UKB International, started life as a distributor of finger print scanners and other biometric security systems. Whilst successful, UKB International had much more potential in the biometrics industry than they realised.Having spent many years distributing this technology and with their knowledge of biometrics increasing, they recognised that they could produce a […]


Durham Box is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of corrugated cardboard packaging. Founded in 1989, Durham Box has grown to employ over 50 staff and manufactures over 20 million products a year from its Bishop Auckland base.With so many people selling online, through eBay, Esty and other websites, Durham Box was looking […]

Durham Gin

Design Network North Members Wonderstuff Studio created the visual identity for elements of Durham Distillery. The project included product packaging, label design, delivery packaging, digital presence including website and social media, and printed promotional materials such as posters and leaflets, drawing on grant funding from Design Network North to help fund the design work.The master […]