Great Exhibition of the North

The Northern Design Questas part of the Great Exhibition of the North The Great Exhibition of the North is a free, summer long celebration of the North East’s pioneering spirit. The country’s biggest event of the year it will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences…all […]

How to effectively promote your consultancy business- by Urban River

With so many consultancies out there, how do you make your business stand out from the rest? To effectively promote your consultancy business, you must first understand that you are now the brand. Everything you do, both online and in person, will impact how you are perceived. Below we offer some advice on how to […]

If you missed March’s Rise and Design- catch it here

For March’s Rise and Design we did something a little bit different to usual. We hosted a live podcast, put together by Industry Angel and featuring Shaun Oakes from ievo. Ian Farrar from Industy Angel and FarNorth gave us an introduction on the power of Podcasting, and how you could go about launching your very […]

3D Printing & Reverse Engineering Event Is A Success

GoPrint3D hosted a 3D printing event in their new showroom for an (almost) full day of 3D printing, scanning, reverse engineering and CAD. The day was opened by GoPrint3D’s Sales Director, James Blackburn, who welcomed the delegates to Ripon and set the stage for the day before passing it over to John Minto to introduce […]

DroneOps- a rundown of their trip to China

DroneOps has had a busy month – joining an RTC- Innovate UK – funded recce for Innovative Wind Energy businesses to export to China Day one was hosted by Tuspark ($120bn) Beijing – now this is one impressive campus of innovation and serious investment. TusPark are also now looking to leverage their Newcastle base. The […]

Newton Press Celebrates 55th Anniversary

A unique gem in the printing world is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year and boasts what must be the last working master printer in the country, in its chief editor and founder, 80-year-old Syd Howarth. Design Network North member Newton Press opened for business in 1963, operating out of the back of a baker’s […]

6 Point Model Booking Checklist

Almost 25 years of booking thousands of models for hundreds of the world’s best known brands reveals patterns. Here are a few pointers to help you when booking professional models. It’s a 3 minute read. 1. Set your shoot date(s) and location as soon as possible. Try to engage with your modelling agency two to […]

COHDA design an innovative, award nominated luminaire for Innermost

Kepler was designed by Design Network North Members COHDA and  launched by Innermost at Euroluce last year as a concept and went into production a few months later. The first units have just been delivered of this amazing new product. Seemingly simple the minimal form hides a few secrets. The tech is simple enough, as […]

Mammoth announced as official mattress partner for Team Tyne

Mammoth has been invited to come on board as the rowing quartet prepare to take on the 3,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic challenge in December this year, the world’s toughest rowing race. As part of the challenge, Team Tyne aims to showcase the best in North East innovation. Through its innovative sleep technology, Medical Grade™ […]

Wonderstuff turns 9

Wonderstuff was founded in 2009 with a vision to build a brand and design agency that adds value for clients, supports staff, and leaves the planet a little better off. Since then they have worked with clients of all sizes, from gin startups based here in the North East of England to established toy manufacturers […]