Design Minded and Business Junction are holding a special networking event aimed at design and built environment professionals, at The East London Design Show on Friday December 4th at 6.00pm in Shoreditch Town Hall.

The event, organised by Design Minded, a networking community of design professionals and Business Junction, London‘s leading independent business network, will offer a unique opportunity to network with around 80 London-based businesses working in design, architecture, and other professional service companies and individuals working in construction and related industries.

This event itself is designed to be a great way for built environment professionals to mingle and find new opportunities and collaborators for 2010. All the designer-makers exhibiting at The East London Design Show will also be available to showcase their work.

The East London Design Show itself is an annual event that brings together the best of the UK's independent product, interior and jewellery designers together at Shoreditch Town Hall and just before Christmas.

Claire Plastow of Design Minded said, “This last Open House networking event of 2009 will be a relaxing and fun way to sign off what for many has been a difficult year, whilst facilitating potential new business for 2010. We are excited by the prospect of Business Junction and Design Minded bringing together such a diverse yet focused audience from within a still dynamic and important sector for London.”

Business Junction‘s director Mark Herring added, “This special evening event is aimed at our audience in the construction and design sectors and should build on the success of our quarterly built environment networking breakfasts which 250 businesses have now attended.”
Entry is £10 for members of Business Junction or Design Minded. Non-members pay £18 and are most welcome. All entries include a tasty winter dish (vegetarians also cater for) and a couple of free glasses of wine, courtesy of Rosemount Estates. A bar will be open until the event finishes at 9pm.

Design Minded is a proactive community that aims to connect built environment professionals who want to generate business and become part of a mutually supportive network. It is our series of Open House Networking Sessions, Focus Days and Projects, designed to be a forum for communication and to endorse members‘ interests, that are helping us to achieve our goals.

Business Junction is London‘s leading independent business network, with around 400 company members, drawn from across all areas and sectors of London‘s business community. They hold around 80 networking events per year, including weekly lunches, breakfasts, evening events and others special seminars and workshops. They also produce the London Business Directory, with preparation underway for the 2010 edition to be launched in March. Details of the network including membership available at their website

The East London Design Show (or ELDS) is an annual event that brings together the best of the UK's independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof, in Shoreditch Town Hall, just before Christmas. The event runs from 3rd to 6th December, showcasing the best British designer-makers.


Claire Plastow
Interior Designer & Design Minded Founder
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Mark Herring
Director, Business Junction
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