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 […]

Design agency Stop. makes bar soap cool again through branding

  As a new UK beauty brand, nuddy asked Newcastle design agency stop. to help them come up with a brand identity that would make a big splash this July with the launch of their all natural eco-friendly soaps. Bold, fruity and, little bit cheeky, a soap for the millennial generation. Made in the UK from […]

Do you need a digital detox? Blog by Urban River

  How much time do you spend online? Can you remember a time when you weren’t browsing websites, posting on social media or clearing notifications from your phone? Do you need a digital detox? The digital revolution has been an undoubted success but the online world has become very crowded. How do you sort the wheat from […]

Brand consultancy invests £100,000 in 19th century mill transformation

  Huddersfield-based strategic brand consultancy The Engine Room is midway through a £100,000 plus project to transform a 19th century mill and former piggery, into its new HQ. The company purchased York Mills back in January 2017 for £250,000, following a long hunt for the perfect premises. And having secured £20,000 funding from the Leeds […]

Jigsaw Business Group expand as they land major UK contracts

  After the success of 2018 so far, Jigsaw Business Group are continuing to expand with two new additions to the UK team. Jigsaw are a global consultancy service supporting organisations with their supply chain, process improvements, project management and recruitment increasing productivity and profitability. Cristina Pastor joined Jigsaw back in 2012 as an Administrator […]

New coworking space to launch in Gosforth

  Wonderstuff are to launch a boutique coworking space in Gosforth, in September. Converting their existing office space to accommodate the growing number of ‘residents’ the space will build further on the environment and community already establishing itself at 1 Salters Road. The new brand – Flintlab.co – will provide workspace designed to encourage peer […]

Be-Smart Solutions moving Main Design Office as of the 1st August

Design Network North members, Be-Smart Solutions Ltd. are moving Main Design Office as of the 1st August.   New Address:- Office 10 Novus Business Centre Judson Road North West Ind. Est. Peterlee Co. Durham SR8 2QJ   Old Address:- The Old Brewery Castle Eden Co. Durham TS27 4SU

49digital is now trading as Helena Hill Consulting after a rather exciting pivot!

Design Network North members, 49digital are now trading as Helena Hill Consulting in an exciting change in direction for the company. Over the last 12-18 months, MD and Founder, Helena Hill has steered the move towards Experience Design consultancy, working with local SMEs as well as global organisations to significantly improve customer experiences both on […]

GoPrint3D partner with Mayku to launch the FormBox in the UK

  London-based Mayku’s FormBox was released for sale in the US and the UK last week.  The FormBox smashed it’s Kickstarter goal of  $50,000 goal by over 1,000% and is now in stock at GoPrint3D. Powered by a vacuum cleaner, Mayku’s desktop vacuum forming machine is quick and easy to use.  It allows designers and […]