THIS EVENING, THE NORTHERN DESIGN AWARDS, WHICH ARE NOW IN THEIR THIRTEENTH YEAR, WILL BE MARKING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE NORTH’S FINEST DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS AND RETAILERS AT A GLITTERING CEREMONY IN LIVERPOOL.
Fittingly, The Northern Design Awards are always held at striking Northern venues – from the Chester Grosvenor Hotel to Manchester’s Lowry Hotel and Monastery and Buxton’s stunning Devonshire Dome.
Director of Events, Shelley Bond, commented: “The Northern Design Awards are now a firmly established part of the North’s design calendar, celebrating the very best of the region’s burgeoning design scene. Previous winners have capitalised upon their success in our awards to take their businesses to the next level and we’re proud to champion the very best in the business.
“As we want to truly represent the North of England, it’s important to us to find architecturally interesting venues in different towns and cities. After hosting recent awards in Chester, Buxton and Manchester, we’ve taken the decision to bring the Northern Design Awards to Liverpool, a city with a rich architectural and design heritage, this year.”
After hosting their first small awards ceremony at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel, the organisers of the Northern Design Awards soon attracted the attention of the biggest names in design and architecture, and following the steady growth of the event, they’re celebrating the 13th anniversary of the awards in Liverpool this evening.
The Jazz Events team, who are the organisers of the Northern Design Awards, saw the potential of the awards and soon began looking for larger venues to cater for growing demand for tickets. Last year, they brought the biggest Northern Design Awards to date to the dazzling Devonshire Dome in Buxton. The year before they’d hosted the event at Manchester’s stunning Monastery.
Shelley Bond added: “We’re proud to have nurtured the Northern Design Awards, overseeing the growth and development of this hugely popular awards ceremony. Over the years, we’ve worked closely with Wayne Hemingway, our compere and judge, who has also become a part of the heart and soul of the awards.”
Shelley added: “In association with Wayne, we put a great deal of thought and research into finding the perfect venues for the Northern Design Awards every year. However, although the venues change, many of our core sponsors and supporters remain the same. We’re proud to have worked with our media partners: OK! Magazine, Cheshire and Lancashire Life and BIID for many years and will be joining forces with headline sponsor Trombé again this year.”
Wayne Hemingway commented: “I am thrilled to be a part of such an exciting event which celebrates the very brightest Northern design businesses.”
The judging for the Northern Design Awards has historically been overseen by a respected panel of judges, all of whom are experts in their fields. Last year’s panel features Linda Barker, George Clarke of BBC’s ‘Restoration Man’ and ‘Amazing Spaces’, Wayne Hemingway, Nick Munro and Jan Constantine.
They were joined on the judging panel by HRH Princess Katarina and internationally renowned designer, George Bond, plus the influential Alison Vance and Noel Farrer.
This year, George Clarke will be joining the judging panel on stage to present the lucky winners with their awards.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Titanic Hotel at Liverpool’s Stanley Dock this evening.
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