of the North’s most highly regarded designers, architects and retailers are
preparing their submissions for one of the most prestigious events in the
design calendar, the annual Northern Design Awards, which will take place in
Leeds on Friday 11th November.
organisers of the Northern Design Awards famously host the glittering ceremony
at a different venue every year – from Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel to the Chester
Grosvenor to Buxton’s stunning Devonshire Dome. This year they’ve chosen the
Royal Armories and New Dock Hall in Leeds. This imposing building on the banks
of the River Aire is in a prime location in the heart of West Yorkshire.
Bond said: “We’re very proud of our newest venue and equally proud of the
calibre of entries the Northern Design Awards attract every year. We’re also
delighted to work with such a strong judging panel. At last year’s awards we
celebrated record attendance figures, showing the growth of the awards
themselves, as well as marking an exciting period for northern property
year’s judging panel features BIID President Susie Rumbold, Linda Barker, Wayne Hemingway, Nick Munro, Jan
Constantine, and internationally renowned designer,
George Bond, plus the influential Alison Vance and Noel Farrer.
applications for this year’s awards already being accepted, Shelley Bond
commented: “We’re anticipating a very high volume of entries this year ahead of
our late September deadline. These awards have helped to springboard a host of
northern businesses to even greater levels of success and we’re excited to have
the opportunity to showcase the cream of the northern design scene again this
year. We look forward to sharing more details of our awards show format over
the coming months and to welcoming design lovers to another fantastic event in