Here at Consult and Design, we are delighted to announce that our sister company CiviNet, has been awarded the role of developing a website for the exciting new social enterprise – Connected Generation.

Connected Generation is the brainchild of Paddy and Matt, two experienced entrepreneurs who are hoping to ‘change young lives, tee by tee.’

Set for official launch in February 2015, the enterprise will partner up with some of the UK’s finest budding designers to sell exclusive t-shirts in aid of two leading children’s charities; COCO, otherwise known as Comrades Of Children Overseas, and The Kid’s Company, which offers support to vulnerable inner-city children.

CiviNet will work with Connected Generation to create an online buzzing ‘community’ of shirt designers, customers and beneficiaries. Using a code unique to each shirt, customers will be able to see first-hand the direct impact that their purchase will have on the lives of children both in the UK and throughout the world.

Much like Consult and Design’s work with the Anna Lindh Foundation, NE Child Poverty and Children North East, this new project with Connected Generation will utilize CiviNet’s expertise in web development, but also enable us to grow our network of organisations that share similar values and beliefs to our own.

The sister company of Consult and Design, CiviNet is a not for profit company providing help and support to the Civil Society in local, national and international projects with a creative or online dimension.

In addition to digital development and consultancy on projects for ProximaFriends Action North EastPistes SolidairesSALTO Youth, the North East Child Poverty Commission and Connected Generation, CiviNet is also part of the EuroJeune network and has acted as UK coordinator to promote the European Commission’s campaigns for Access City AwardsEuropean Action on Drugs and European Passenger Rights.

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David van der Velde

David Van der Velde


David founded Consult and Design way back in 1999 when the internet was held together by string and sticky tape. He takes care of business development and making sure all the i's are dotted and t's crossed.

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