Further to the recent Government announcement and accompanying roadmap we are now in a position to update you on our plans for New Designers 2021.

In principle at ‘Step 4’ on 21st June we will all be free to return to “normal” from this date and large-scale events can resume without limit. However, given the proximity of this date to New Designers and also the fact that there are a number of key stages which must be met before indoor events are fully given the green light; we do feel there is still a very high level of risk around planning for a physical event.

We believe that it is in the best interests of all that we minimise the uncertainty and risk this represents by taking the decision now to cancel the live event and switching to a digital format which will allow us to be fully focused on delivering an engaging and compelling digital alternative. 

Having delivered a successful digital event in 2020 we have built on expanding this programme.