New Designers

Apply for One Year In 2019


One Year In, for talented designers launching new creative businesses

Are you a new creative business? Need help kick starting your design practice? Apply for One Year In at New Designers 2019.

One Year In presents the year’s most exciting design talent. The pre-show mentorship programme gets your business market-ready to exhibit at the New Designers exhibition. Expertly curated, you’ll receive the guidance and help to make your business a success.



Pre-Show Mentorship

Receive business advice and guidance to get you market-ready to exhibit. Exhibitors receive:

  • Business and product development support
  • PR and marketing assistance
  • Costing and pricing guidance
  • ‘Press Ready’ photography advice
  • Dedicated Preparation day with advice from the One Year In Curator and New Designers team
Exhibiting Benefits
  • Meet and network with 15,000 attendees – potential employers, buyers and press
  • Sell directly to collectors and consumers
  • Opportunity to win awards
  • Receive online exposure through the New Designers website
  • Curated exhibition space with walls, lighting and power
  • Stand presentation advice and furniture to use at the event

How to Apply

With only limited places available, apply online today. One Year In welcomes all applications from new design businesses. Exhibiting Fee: £525 + VAT. Application Deadline: 31st January 2019. An independent panel of judges will be selecting the participants for One Year In on the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity in your design
  • Quality of making and presentation
  • You don’t have to be a previous exhibitor at New Designers


“One Year In is the ideal stepping stone to launch a new brand into the industry. With a huge amount of support and advice available, I think the New Designers team really help to develop your work onto the next level so that it is ready for industry. In particular, the press and marketing team did a fantastic job at showcasing the One Year In work ahead of the show resulting in pre-show interviews and features which was a great opportunity to gain interest whilst advertising the show and the exhibitors.”

Rachel Howarth – New Designers One Year In Award Winner 2016

Take a look

Browse through a list of all 100 talented designer makers who exhibited in One Year In in 2018.




One Year In at @NewDesigners is for new emerging business looking to be discovered. Be the next big thing of 2019 and apply online – Deadline NEXT WEEK: 31 January. https://t.co/LatUma6hav

Join @NationalCraft for a celebration of #textile Art, Fri 1-Sun 3 Feb. Launching 3 new exhibitions: ‘Ctrl/Shift’ by @62Group & @_JillyEdwards 'Glimpses & Memories’ & ‘One Year In’ by our very own @lucygrainge & @MajedaClarke + talks & drop-in workshops

A riot of colour to get us through to the end of the week! adele.catchpole exhibited her tactile textiles in One Year In last year - if you’re a textile designer starting out find out how… https://t.co/pjqtPelbES