‘We have found working alongside Natalie, Melinda and more recently Jennifer really great. The events are always

very professionally organised and marketed. Each event has attracted some really good clients, and as word is

spreading the events are increasing attendance. We have held many events over the years and we find with

these, as the clients are purchasing their own tickets they are far more likely to attend. The majority of clients are

coming from their own businesses and they do tend to be the decision-makers, once they experienced one event

they usually return to others. We have definitely covered the cost of the sponsorship with orders received from

new clients that we have met at the events. Also through improved relationships with regular clients who we

have been able to spend time within a relaxed environment. The main advantage for us is being able to attend

regular networking events and being part of the team without really having to do any of the organising.

Tektura Wallcoverings - 2019 Event Sponsor


It has been a pleasure working alongside Natalie and Melinda in our first year sponsoring Concept North and

having an invaluable insight into the world of Interior Design. The effort and dedication they put into organising

the meetup events are exceptional and are always well attended which is a credit to the work they put in behind

the scenes.

Concept Bespoke Joinery - 2019 Main Sponsor


It has been a pleasure working alongside Concept North and we were delighted to have the opportunity to

sponsor the events for the past year. Attending first as a guest we were impressed with the number of designers

and contacts in one space. The events are always great fun and have something different than usual networking

events lack. We have met lots of new contacts and really feel part of a community. We can’t wait for the next year!

Versital - 2019 Event Sponsor



A networking event for those who don’t ‘do’ networking events. I was pleasantly surprised by CN’s refreshing approach to

networking. No shiny suits or hard-selling, just a room full of positive energy and advice from some of the North Wests’

leading design professionals.A relaxed, inclusive, genuinely supportive, female-friendly environment. I've made some really

valuable contacts and have recommended CN to colleagues and clients as it's the perfect platform to make meaningful

connections with key figures in the industry. 

Blonde Afro


I was lucky to meet many fascinating designers, architects, interior designers and property developers under one roof in relaxed, friendly, fun atmosphere sharing their ideas and experiences. These two days were super special for me, I have never felt so inspired and full of motivation before. Something big is coming! Thank you Melinda, Natalie and Jen for your hard work and investment organising these amazing design events across the North.

Laima Zile


‘Thanks guys, really enjoyed the group. Nice and informal and some good chats going on. When’s the next one??’ - Studio Neo Architecture


‘'Thanks for hosting such a great event last night – looking forward to see what’s next!’

 Pride Rd Architects


"What can I say... having been to several networking events since starting my own business in interior design this was one with a difference. The fact that everyone had a link and connection to the design industry was fantastic and made the whole event a success. Offering exciting opportunities to collaborate on projects and bringing together like-minded people sharing the same passion and creativity for what they do is a brilliant formula and I'm already looking forward to hearing about future events." 

James Lawrenson Interiors


I just wanted to drop you an email to say a huge thank you for the event you held at the Florist. It was my first time attending and was a bit apprehensive but it was such a welcoming atmosphere it put me right at ease. Huge congratulations on such a successful event. The Q & A with the panel was brilliant, really insightful and relevant to any business owner, as I am not an interior designer I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to take away from it but it all resonated – so thank you for that. There was a great mix of people and a really friendly, positive atmosphere which I think is testament to you and your hard work in cultivating such a collaborative environment. Oh and the food was incredible as was the goody bag was just the icing on the cake! Really looking forward to the next meet up.

 Inspire AV


‘Great evening at Concept North’s second event in Knutsford. Thank you, some great discussion and advice given to architects and designers.’



Just wanted to say a huge thanks for Thursday. Met some wonderful people and found it very worthwhile but most importantly not a stuffy painful, networking event. A truly refreshing Thursday tonic.

Design Equals


Another great evening ladies! Interesting people, useful panel discussion, a beautiful venue and, as always, great food. Well done. Looking forward to seeing you next time in Manchester.

 Carrie James Interiors