- Judged by the Best in the Business
- Have your work rated by some of the greatest, most respected designers of modern times through our high profile judging panel.
- Reach Your Peers
- All Winners, and Northern Design Awards nominees will feature in various newsletters from our sponsors and partners to promote your success and gain massive exposure within the industry.
- Make Your Mark
- Whether you are an existing business or new to the industry - receiving a Northern Design Award will enhance your reputation within the industry and highlight your brand to potential clients.
- Feature in magazines and blogs
- All Award Winners will have their designs published on numerous online forums and blogs and will feature in various design related magazines.
- Receive Promotional Tools
- All Winners and Nominees receive promotional logos to market their success in the awards. These logos will be sent in formats suitable for both print and web.
- Join the Northern Design Awards Hall of Fame
- All of the Northern Design Awards Winners will be archived into the Hall of Fame. These will be looked upon in years to come as a reference to the design standards of this time.
- Join the Jury for Next Year's Awards
- The Winner of the "Interior Designer of the Year" will be invited to join the judging panel for next year's Northern Design Awards.
- Sir Terence Conran
Sir Terence Conran is one of the world’s best-known designers, restauranteurs and retailers who has been designing for over fifty years.
Born in 1931, he founded the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores that revolutionised the UK High Street in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Linda Barker
Born in Yorkshire Linda pursued a career in interior design, leading to a hugely successful move into TV - inspiring the UK in series such as Changing Rooms, 60 Minute Makeover and Building The Dream.
Linda later moved on to write numerous books and design-led columns and today runs her own interior design business with an online retail division called ReallyLindaBarker.co.uk.
- Wayne Hemingway
Wayne Hemingway believes in the supremacy of design, whether in clothes or in buildings.
At the height of his fame as a fashion designer, he sold his iconic company, Red or Dead and his focus now is Hemingway Design, which specialises in affordable and social housing.
- Diarmuid Gavin
Diarmuid studied at the Botanic Gardens in Dublin. Following this, he set up his own garden design business.
His business success led to a career in television, including the BBC's Home Front in the Garden - one of television's most-watched gardening programmes.
- Suzanne Imre
Suzanne began her magazine career in National Magazine’s PR department before moving to Sydney in 1997 to work for Australian Elle and Vogue Entertaining.
Suzanne joined Living etc in 2000 and became editor in February 2002, leading the title through numerous sales increases to become Britain’s best selling modern homes magazine.
- Jan Constantine
With a background in fashion, interiors and styling, textile designer Jan Constantine’s distinctive collections have made her a household name.
Her much coveted designs are exquisitely hand embroidered onto quality natural cottons, linens and silks, and have already been heralded as the ‘heirlooms of the future’.
- Nick Munro
Designer Nick studied engineering and design at Imperial College of Science and Technology and The Royal College of Art, London.
He launched his career turning bedsprings into egg cups and became the UK's Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
- Geoff Alsop
Geoff has been RIBA’s NW Regional Treasurer since 2002. He is a member of Places Matter’s Design Review Panel and Manchester City Council’s Conservation Panel and was elected Regional Chair of RIBA NorthWest in September 2010.