Great British Design – Hong Kong 2019

Business of Design Week Hong Kong, 2 – 7 December 2019 Great British Design – Hong Kong 2019 Inspired by the GREAT Festival of Innovation held in Hong Kong in March 2018, ‘Great British Design’ is a year long campaign showcasing the UK’s exceptional talents and expertise in design, aiming to increase creative collaboration between […]

Silver success for Yorkshire brand agency

Huddersfield strategic brand consultancy The Engine Room has won its sixth DBA Design Effectiveness Award in as many years. The Mirfield business achieved silver at the 2019 ceremony this month – an accolade which now takes pride of place at the team’s York Mills office alongside a Grand Prix, gold, silver and two bronze DBA […]

Reducing Smartphone Addiction with komoru by Cohda

Komoru is a material solution to a technological problem: smartphone addiction and signal interception. Cohda has adapted the principles of Michael Faraday’s Cage by replacing the rigid structure with a sea of conductive microspheres capable of stopping electromagnetic signals reaching anything placed within them, including smartphones (4G, 5G and WiFi) and electronic key fobs.  Drawing […]

A Northern collaboration in the name of Chocolate

Local artisan chocolate brand North Chocolates have collaborated with local companies to bring their new range to shops near you. Working with Newcastle based award-winning creative consultancy DECIDE, and local artist  Suzanne Homer to design the packaging for their latest selection of bars.  Company founder, and chocolate maker extraordinaire, Bev Stephenson wanted to launch a […]

Rebrand helps health food company go from strength to strength

Who – Natural Nutrients Where – County Durham, UK When – June 2017 – Feb 2019 What – Brand Sprint / Brand Identity / Packaging / Product Catalogue / E-newsletter template   Wonderstuff We began working with MD Liam Sheriff and BD Manager Craig Newbigin of Natural Nutrients in June 2017, just after they’d filmed […]

Ten years of gratitude from Wonderstuff

Our lovely members Wonderstuff share the same birthday as us… Happy Birthday!  Throughout their ten years, Wonderstuff have been involved in the network, and have experienced success in finding clients through our events such as Violet’s at one of our Design speed dating workshops and through helping clients to access grant funding for projects such […]

Is your tone of voice right for your brand?

What is tone of voice and why does it matter? Tone of voice, confusingly enough, refers to the written word and it’s all about how we communicate with our audience. Our tone of voice changes depending on the product we’re selling and the kind of customer we are selling it to. For example, Budweiser and […]

Newton Press are winners of the “Heart of the Community” award

Newton Press, Winners of the County Durham Environmental Awards 2018 in the ‘Greener Business’ category, were delighted to have also won the “Heart of the Community” category at the Durham, Sunderland & South Tyneside regional heat of the North East Business Awards 2019. The shortlist for each category consists of just three companies/organisations picked from […]

DNN supporting Encompass

Encompass Technology contacted RTC and Design Network North in 2016 regarding assistance for development of a patient and staff alerting system for use in Care Home and Hospital environments.  Funding was awarded for product development and prototyping culminating in a product launch at the largest healthcare exhibition in the world – Medica Dusseldorf in 2017. […]

Brand specialist in-line for prestigious industry recognition

Huddersfield brand agency The Engine Room has been shortlisted for a UK design award – with hopes of making it their sixth accolade in as many years. Having scooped the overall Grand Prix accolade and a gold design impact trophy at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards in 2017 – as well as silver and two […]