Job Opportunity – WordPress Developer

Closing date: Friday 11th January 2019 Salary: £22,000 – £30,000 Start date: ASAP Urban River is a well established North East agency working with a range variety of clients on some really interesting projects. Following a number of recent project wins, they are looking to further expand and are looking to recruit a new member to join our […]

Job vacancy – Product designer

LDT Design LDT Design is a Product Design and Development Company based in York. We are experienced, hard working, creative, problem solvers and enthusiastic in everything we do. We have an outstanding reputation because we deliver a high quality service and work closely with our clients to help them to take a product through development […]

The Engine Room completes overhaul of 19th century mill

Following six months of hard graft, a six-figure financial investment and what feels like hundreds of  hours of finishing touches, Design Network North Member The Engine Room has moved into its new home in Mirfield – York Mills. The former 19th century piggery – once owned by the employer of Anne Brontë – was purchased […]

Latest updates from Pd-m

Design Network North member Pd-m have a few updates to share. This innovation and product design business were featured in New Design magazine this month. The six page interview with Managing Director Richard Hall was an overview of the business since its inception in 2005. Richard reflected on the last thirteen years’ of the consultancy […]

North Chocolates have released the Icon Gift box designed by Decide

This summer North Chocolates launched their Icon & Innovation range of chocolate bars celebrating the region’s heritage, landscape and inventions. With illustrations including the Tyne Bridge and Stephenson’s Rocket by artist Suzanne Homer ( and packaging designed by Newcastle-based award-winning creative consultancy Decide, the bars have been such a success that North has launched a […]

Marketing Verses Sales – get the best of both

Marketing and sales aren’t the same – and shouldn’t be treated as such. They’re two very different departments that have been known to have issues with each other, but it doesn’t have to be this way. By ensuring the two are working together, you could have sales and marketing teams that consistently bring business to […]

Newton Press Winners of ‘Greener Business’ at the Environment Awards 2018

The winners of the 2018 Environment Awards were announced at a ceremony in Durham last week (Thursday 8 November).  The awards, now in their 29th year, are organised by the County Durham Environment Partnership to recognise great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit. The judges, who included architects, councillors and university experts, were thrilled with […]

Who should really take responsibility for a company’s internal brand experience? By Darren Evans, founder and director of Huddersfield-based brand consultancy The Engine Room

  Despite the – albeit gradual – acknowledgement that brand is more than just a logo, in some organisations a brand implementation or roll-out is still handled by the marketing department alone. The same can be said when it comes to the creation, nurturing and development of the internal brand experience. Of course, it is […]

Design Network North celebrates 100th Rise and Design event

  RTC North’s Design Network North (DNN) is to celebrate its hundredth Rise and Design event this September. Established in 2008, Design Network North is an active network of people who are passionate about design and the impact it can make. The network’s signature monthly Rise and Design events commenced exactly 10 years ago and […]