NORTHERN DESIGN AWARDS CELEBRATE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR
2016On Friday (11th November), hundreds of leading designers assembled at the striking Royal
Armouries and New Dock Hall in Leeds to find out which individuals and companies would be
walking away with one of the North’s most prestigious design awards.
During the 14th Northern Design Awards ceremony, the evening’s hosts, world-renowned designer
Wayne Hemingway and Event Director, Shelley Bond, both gave rousing speeches about the role
design can play in improving our lives, highlighting the great work that’s being done within the
design sector in the North.
Shelley Bond said: “We were proud to welcome so many talented individuals and fantastic
companies to Leeds for our 14th annual awards. The Royal Armouries Museum provided a very
fitting setting for the awards, which were held on Armistice Day, and guests observed a minute’s
silence before the awards presentation. We also provided a poppy for every guest.”
She added: “With the support of our enormously well respected panel of judges, our host, Wayne
Hemingway, and long standing sponsors such as Trombé, not to mention the hugely talented
people who entered the awards, this event keeps going from strength to strength and having
hosted awards in Manchester, Buxton, Chester and Liverpool in the past we’re already considering
where to hold our 15th awards ceremony next year.”
This year’s judging panel featured Linda Barker, Wayne Hemingway, Nick Munro, Jan Constantine,
HRH Princess Katarina and internationally renowned designer, George Bond, plus the influential
Alison Vance and Noel Farrer and details of the line-up for next year’s awards will be released on
the Northern Design Awards website over the coming months.
Best residential interior designer, Best room of the year, Best residential interior design project <200K, Best kitchen of the year. You can view the photographs for each entry on the following links: