The Devonshire Dome in Buxton provided the stunning backdrop for the 12th annual Northern Design Awards, which took place on Friday 21st November 2014.
With accolades being awarded to leading architects, designers, retailers and trade, the shortlisted businesses represented the crème de la crème of the North’s vibrant design scene.
Event Organiser, Shelley Bond, commented:
“Due to the continued success of the Northern Design Awards, we took the decision to move the event to the Devonshire Dome, our biggest venue to date. We were also delighted to welcome more leaders in their field, including our hosts for the evening, Red or Dead founder Wayne Hemingway, Linda Barker and HRH Princess Katarina, to present the hugely prestigious awards.”
“We added new categories and were delighted with the quality of the entries into this year’s awards. Hundreds of the region’s most talented designers, architects and retailers enjoyed a lavish evening at the Devonshire Dome, celebrating the fruits of their hard work and dedication.”
The awards built upon the success of last year’s show stopping ceremony during which more than 350 guests enjoyed a glittering evening celebrating the very best of the northern design scene at The Monastery in Manchester.
Wayne Hemingway, who judged the 2013 awards, said:
“I was thrilled to be a part of such an exciting event which celebrates the very brightest northern design businesses.”
Following a dazzling performance by ‘Spark’ (a troupe of highly skilled L.E.D drummers), guests enjoyed a fabulous gala dinner, followed by award presentations from the panel of judges and event organiser, Shelley Bond.
Once the awards had been presented, OK! Magazine was on hand to photograph the glamorous guests before they made their way to the dance floor to celebrate an extremely successful year for the northern design scene.
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 and this year was no different. The panel featured 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, Noel Farrer and representing the BIID – Fiona Watkins.
Shelley Bond concluded:
“The Northern Design Awards reinforce our commitment to breathtaking design, cutting edge style and quality craftsmanship in the north and I am delighted with how we are moving forward.
“This event celebrates the North’s tremendous optimism and passion for the future. Following this year’s show-stopping awards, we’re already hard at work planning the 2015 Northern Design Awards and will be revealing more about our plans for next year over the coming months.”
For further information about the Northern Design Awards, please visit: www.northerndesignawards.com.