Design Network North celebrates 100th Rise and Design event

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 staff are excited to celebrate their upcoming hundredth event with a special event dedicated on local businesses who have developed further as a result of their approach to design.

The Rise and Design events provide a grand arena for local businesses from the design and creative industry to meet, network, pitch and learn from each other, creating a vibrant atmosphere and many opportunities for collaboration and mutual working.

Terry McStea, Head of DNN said:

“Design Network North was established with the aim of increasing the contribution that design makes to the North East economy and I am delighted to say that our Rise and Design events have massively contributed towards this.

“We firmly believe that great design can improve any product, service or business and we are pleased to have become connectors for local companies, linking people together and encouraging collaboration through design.

“Our 100th Rise and Design will once again bring together colleagues, members and friends of DNN to hear from some amazing speakers, network, learn from each other and of course celebrate!”

Since the launch, DNN have welcomed over 5,000 delegates from more than 1,500 businesses, to hear from almost 300 different speakers, who’ve given their time to share their stories with everyone.

Each Rise and Design event lasts for approximately three hours, brining together 60-80 companies to hear from expert speakers and includes networking before and after speakers.

From manufacturers, product designers and full-service marketing agencies to professional services companies and businesses in the service sector, the Rise and Design events are attended and loved by all.

Neil Lawson from Wittenburg Group said: “Rise and Design is consistently the best industry focused networking event available. It offers quality speakers on relevant, themed topics in a pleasant environment were networking flows naturally.”

Kate Dawson, Director of the All In One Company said: “Rise and Design is a fantastic network giving opportunity to meet with others, share stories and learn about new technology and knowhow. The speakers have been incredible and relevant to my business. I have met some wonderful people through the network who are now helping me on my journey.”

Simon Briton - Director at Quantify – who is also a regular attendee of the Rise and Design events said: “I’m so grateful to the people that take part in Rise and Design events, and to DNN, for being a massive inspiration over the last 8 years that I’ve been coming along. The North’s design community is amazing, and these events are the glue that stick the network together.  Rise and Design has changed the way I think, shaped my career, opened my eyes to amazing things and once gave me pink hair.”

John Minto, Managing Director at Mintronics also commented: “The design network through Rise and Design enables me to step outside my day to day business and spend a morning discovering  other “bubbles” I especially enjoy the speakers and witness and the great breadth of development and achievement here in the north.”

Book you place for the 100th Rise and Design event here:

Contact DNN on 0191 516 4400.