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Another amazing event and rushed off our feet with meeting new people. This will certainly keep me busy for a long time. As always it was a lovely venue, very relaxed and a great group of suppliers.

Every time we attend this event there are more and more new suppliers so it is clearly ticking a lot of companies boxes. Most of all, a VERY well organised event as always by Claire and the team. Looking forward to the next one already.

John – Atkinson & Kirby  /// (Creative Spring 2023)

Thank you Claire and the team at Design Social North, who captured the spirit of Manchester into a one day event for Creative Spring 2023.

The relaxed vibe and quality time spent with like-minded individuals really made the event so worthwhile. Thank you for bringing us all together Claire!

Fiona – Fagerhult Lighting  /// (Creative Spring 2023)

Creative Spring was a fantastic event for us, it was a great relaxed environment and we’ve already secured 8 follow up meetings. It was very well attended and we will book again. Thanks to Claire and all the design student volunteers from the universities for all their help.

Rachael – Vescom UK  /// (Creative Spring 2023)

Thankyou to the Manchester and Northern design community for a fantastic welcome to your region. We had an absolute blast showcasing our beautiful brand and innovative design-led products.

Special shout out to Claire Gallagher and the team at Design Social North. Thank you for your kind hospitality and for welcoming BALSAN into your family of leading brands. We can’t wait to return soon, with trend intelligence and more BALSAN Honey! 🍯

Matt Hall – Balsan  /// (Creative Spring 2023)

We recently showcased at a fantastic architectural & design show called “Creative Spring” hosted by Design Social North in Manchester. 🐝

It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with many people in our industry and engage in insightful conversations about all things acoustics! I thoroughly enjoyed the event and am grateful for the chance to network with like-minded professionals. Special shout out to Claire Gallagher, the amazing Event Manager. 👏

Gemma Trudgen – acou.space  /// (Creative Spring 2023)

An action-packed day visiting the amazing showrooms Manchester has to offer, along with a fantastically inspirational exhibit filled with new and familiar products, combined with a very heated Lego competition! Great event, thank you Design Festival North.

Charlotte Thornton, jmarchitects – Senior Interior Designer  ///  (Design Festival North 2022)

We had a great time at the event. We had really positive feedback, some very engaging conversations and the attendees were a good fit for us.

Katie, Karta  ///  (Creative Spring 2022)

Many thanks for hosting the ‘Creative Spring / Design Social North’ event in Manchester last Tuesday, which was very inspiring on all levels, showcasing some very innovative and creative products.

Chris – Interiors Lecturer Derby University  /// (Creative Spring 2022)

It was great to be involved at Creative Spring 2022 right in the heart of Manchester. A friendly and professional environment to promote our services, with a variety of amazing products on show. Looking forward to Design Festival North in July!

Luke – IP Surfaces  ///  (Creative Spring 2022)

Volunteering at Creative Spring offered a valuable opportunity for me as a student to network with a wide range of suppliers and interior practices. The Design Social North team offered a lot encouragement and support which has given me a confidence boost as I start to apply for roles within the industry.

Chloe, Salford University – Interior Design  ///  (Creative Spring 2022)

Brilliant thanks Claire, it was a really worth while event to be apart of both on a business level but personally too – great to get out networking properly again!

Please do keep in touch with any future get together and events you have on the cards and we will participate and support as much as possible!  😊

EFG UK  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed Design Festival North – was really lovely to meet you and the rest of the team.

We got some great quality leads, and also meant clients that we have previously done work for but never met face to face, so that was nice.

Neon Creations  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

Firstly I would like to say the experience at your event was fantastic and I have highly recommended it to other suppliers since, out of 10 I give it 10/10.  This was my first event with you and it certainly met my expectations.

The clients through the doors were pure quality and our position in the event as you walked in was perfect.

All your staff were extremely polite, friendly and so helpful.  The duration of the event was just right including the daily time slot too.

I met some lovely people from other stands at the event which showed the calibre you had there.

EGE Carpets  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

Thank you again for organising the event, I thought value for money it was absolutely 100% spot on, both in terms of the quality of the guests and quality of you running and organising the event.

Venue seemed to be pretty good, both in terms of location and the flow.  All in all, certainly count us in next year again please.

Delta Light  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

Finally getting to sit down and relax after a fantastic week of meeting people face to face at Design Social North what a brilliant event.

Thank you so much the time and effort you put into the event was amazing!!! definitely recommend and looking forward to the next one!!!

Cosentino  ///  (Design Festival North 2021)

Every event that Design social north puts on is worth attending! Claire and the team are always so friendly and will point you in the right direction if you need anything. The past two events I have been too were so much fun and have given me so much confidence with meeting new people. From walking around the event and chatting to people I have made lots of helpful contacts within the industry!

Mia, Sheffield Hallam – Interior architecture  ///  (Creative Spring 2022)

I thought the event was great and was exactly what we were looking to move towards with our event plans this year – smaller, much more intimate and more opportunity to have quality time with visitors and understand their requirements more uniquely. The size of the event was great for this, it was an ideal number of exhibitors. I really enjoyed the atmosphere – the dim lighting made it relaxed but the spotlights meant we could focus on products when needed.

Vic – Egger Group  ///  (Creative Spring 2022)

Well the end of the week and what a fantastic week it has been! We would like to thank Claire Gallagher for having the passion and drive to get the North involved in this event. and why not? We have the most incredible companies and talent around.

Assmann  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

In terms of feedback it’s all positive from my end.  We thought the calibre of attendees was really good, the venue was great and I personally had some really good conversations with designers so it was definitely worth while.

Johnson Tiles  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

Hi Claire, great event – met some good people, good products!!! Well done 👍 👍👍👍 Jason

WDC Creative  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

Congratulations on such a fab event last week, looked amazing!

Harrison Ince  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

Earlier this month, Interior Designer Molly Anderson attended Design Festival North on a one-day designer city break to Manchester.

Although it is only in its early years, Design Social North is quickly becoming a rich celebration of the diverse and growing design community that exists within the North of England. It’s a community GT3 are proud to be part of and we look forward to seeing events like this grow.

This year there was a common thread of new product launches with a sustainability focus.

GT3 Architects  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

Where do I start… All the attendees and exhibitors said it was a great event and how amazing well you had done in pulling this all together. The venue was very quirky giving everyone space… your team all very accommodating in every way ,nothing too much trouble.

From me an amazing achievement from you and the team brilliant.

OCEE Design  /// (Design Festival North 2021)

It was great to see you, the design festival was really good it was great to see everyone 😊

AFL Architects  /// (Design Festival North 2021)