New Designers Coronavirus update and plans for 2020

It is with great regret that Upper Street Events has taken the decision that, as a result of the evolving Covid-19 situation, it is no longer possible for us to hold New Designers (1 – 11 July 2020, Business Design Centre, London).

We have been following UK Government guidelines and advice from Public Health England, whilst also liaising with our Universities and Colleges and as a result it is now with much sadness that we have had to make this difficult decision. However, these are unprecedented times and the safety and wellbeing of our staff, exhibitors, visitors, partners and contractors is of the upmost importance to us.

We are sincerely sorry that we have had to take this incredibly difficult course of action and thank you for bearing with us at this uncertain time.

It’s now more important than ever for our industry to come together and support our 3,000 graduates to help kick-start their career and gain some profile and exposure and it is to this end that we have chosen to host the New Designers Awards programme digitally this year. 

This will be alongside an online programme of talks, workshops and portfolio reviews which will aim to offer advice and guidance to this years graduates.

We are currently working hard behind the scenes to make this happen. To be kept in the loop as our plans develop subscribe to our newsletter here

Please take care and we hope to see you soon.