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Inspired Spaces North 2017: The Shortlist Revealed


Today we’re delighted to unveil the shortlist for Inspired Spaces North 2017, our annual search for the most inspired workspaces in the North’s creative sector.

The initiative, in association with Active Profile and Prolific North, is being backed for a second year by headline partner Capital & Centric and supporting partners Brabners and Zut Media, while 2017 additionally welcomes leading interior design company, Sheila Bird Group, and commercial property advisers, GVA.

Originally launched back in May, we received dozens of entries which were whittled down to a 32-strong shortlist after a three-hour judging session last month.

Over the next five Wednesdays, we will be profiling the shortlisted entries in depth.

A public vote will then open on Friday 13th October until 31st October, with the resulting Top 10 Inspired Spaces in the North announced at our wrap party in November.

Anna Heyes, managing director at Active Profile, said: “This year we’ve seen people put their heart and soul into their spaces, as well as a lot of investment.

“It’ll be really exciting to see the shortlist put to the community test this year when we open for voting – we certainly can’t wait to see the results.”

Tim Heatley, co-founder of Capital & Centric, the headline sponsor of Inspired Spaces North, said: “The scope and quality of many of the entries for this year’s Inspired Spaces North was brilliant, which made for an engaging judging session. There were some super stand-out submissions for me though, which weren’t just about quirky add-ons in office spaces, but more about functionality, productivity and really cool design.”

Inspired Spaces North 2017 – The Shortlist

in association with Active Profile and Prolific North

Company Inspired Space Location
Jaywing Albert Works Sheffield
Avenue HQ Avenue HQ Liverpool
Seventy7 Seventy7 Manchester
Human Recognition Systems Human Recognition Systems – The Bunker Liverpool
Headspace Group Headspace Group Manchester
Workspace Design & Build & Social Chain Social Chain HQ Manchester
Labman Automation Labman Office Stokesley
Quba Digital Belgravia House Sheffield
Invasion Invasion Hub Salford
Auto Trader First Street Manchester
EKM EKM Office Preston
Content OD Park Hill Sheffield
SLG Agency The John Swift Building Manchester
Wirral Chamber of Commerce The Sheds at Pacific Road Wirral
CTI Digital 31 Dale Street Manchester
Brass Agency Brass Agency HQ Leeds
Hoults Ltd Hoults Yard Newcastle upon Tyne
Outpost Outpost Head Office Congleton
Vivid Vivid Office Manchester
Intermarketing Agency Intermarketing Leeds HQ Leeds
Manc Frank Manc Frank Manchester
Code Computerlove Code Computerlove Manchester
Wild Rumpus CIC The Whirligig Scholar Green, Cheshire
Co-op Digital The Federation Manchester
Barclays Eagle Lab The Landing MediaCityUK, Salford
We Are Boutique Ltd 6 Saw Mill Yard Leeds
e3creative e3creative Manchester Manchester
Mando Agency Mando HQ Liverpool
Visualsoft Visualsoft House Stockton-on-Tees
The Studio Venue Company The Studio Leeds Leeds
Manchester Growth Company First Floor Lee House / Sunshine Suite Manchester
Space Studios Space Studios Manchester


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