Consult and Design are delighted to have been shortlisted for two prestigious business and technology awards.

In 2014, we received the Technology of the Year award in the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards and this year we are over the moon to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for not just one… but two more awards!

The team here at Consult and Design have been shortlisted for the Portfolio Small Business of the Year award, and we’re also in the running for “Collaborator of the Year” at the BT Dynamites 15 awards. Both awards celebrate successful North East businesses, and the region’s achievements as a vibrant business hub.

North East IT Network, Dynamo, launched their search for their 2015 award winners in August, culminating in their Dynamite 15 awards this month. Nominated for “Collaborator of the Year”, Consult and Design value collaboration in everything we do. As active members of the Drupal open source software community, we share knowledge and code to build sites and web applications that help our clients realise their goals. We also regularly participate and play host to Drupal Training Days, conferences and other events, and only recently returned from sponsoring DrupalCon Europe in Barcelona, where we met with peers to share knowledge and learn.

Last year over 350 attended the Dynamite awards, and this year businesses who have been shortlisted from nine different categories will attend a glamorous ceremony on Thursday October 22 at Newcastle Civic Centre’s banqueting hall.

As “Small Business of the Year” nominee, Consult and Design will be judged based on dedication, commitment, proven success and imagination. We are pleased that a year of expansion, successful projects and innovation, and hard work here at Consult and Design has paid off and has earned us an opportunity for another Portfolio award.

Sponsored by the Sunderland Echo, The Portfolio Awards are based in Sunderland and take place annually at the Stadium of Light. The Portfolio Awards recognise the efforts and success of individual businesses in Sunderland and promote the City’s achievement on a national stage. Consult and Design share this vision, working on projects such as See it Do it Sunderland and Experience it Here.

We’re really excited to attend these ceremonies and are hoping that we will continue our winning streak into the 2015 awards!

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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