WHAT OUR SPONSORS SAY
‘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
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
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
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.
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.
‘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.
‘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.
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