Pentland Brands to sponsor 6th annual award at UK’s largest creative graduate show

Pentland Brands is returning to New Designers, the creative graduate show featuring 3,000 of the UK’s finest up and coming designers, on 3rd July 2019.

The two-week exhibition at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, will see students from more than 200 creative courses unveil their work to industry professionals. On Wednesday 3rd July, they’ll be competing for the Pentland Brands Limited Award, which recognises excellence in design.

The day is an incredible opportunity for creative graduates to showcase their portfolios, and for leading businesses to gain an immersive snapshot into the UK’s continuously evolving design scene. It’s a valuable opportunity for Pentland Brands to find new creative talent, ensuring our business continues to grow and evolve.

Laura Allcott, Creative Talent Manager and head judge at the competition, said:

“At Pentland we value creativity and take great pride in nurturing and developing today’s young design talent across our business. It is such an inspirational event which provides an important starting point for so many talented designers. It’s an honour to support New Designers again this year and we look forward to meeting you all!”

Pentland Brands will select one winner and one runner up from the graduate exhibitors, who specialise in areas across product design, graphic design and 3D modelling. The winner will be offered a two-month month paid work placement at our Design Pool in our London headquarters.

Pentland Brands introduced a graduate Design Pool over ten years ago, and continues to select some of the best junior designers to join our business at events like New Designers. Design Pool provides an opportunity for creative graduates to develop skills by providing creative solution in response to live briefs and projects set by our brands.

Design Pool graduates develop creative skills in a real-life industry setting, which is fast-paced, challenging and rewarding. All gain a wealth of real-life industry experience, with many going on to find roles in other areas of the Pentland Brands business. Previous Design Pool graduates have found roles in our in-house creative agency, product design teams, and brand teams.