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Us

The West of England Design Forum is a Community Interest Company. Formed in 2006 by a small bunch of passionate designers and design industry people who wanted to create a place for designers, and those interested in design, to come together, share ideas, be inspired and get connected.

Ten years on, we’ve built a reputation for inspiring talks by brilliant designers, and great training by people who know our industry.

We believe in the power of design as a creative catalyst to help other businesses, organisations and people achieve their full potential.

Our vision is to create a dynamic, vibrant and engaged local design community. And through that; promote the value and power of design; create opportunities in the region; help you grow your skills and design businesses; and create lasting change.

Creating a strong local voice also gives us more influence at a regional and national level.

We work with regional and national organisations including D&AD, The Design Programme, The Design Council, Design Business Association and The Arts Council to campaign and influence decision making that affects design.

So by getting involved locally, you are helping strengthen the design industry as a whole.

Together, we are stronger. We need you to get involved to help create a thriving design community.

To find out more, email hello@wedesignforum.co.uk

Our company number is 06732991 and our business address is Bishop Fleming, 16 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4NT.