Following an amazing three days of the inaugural (and, we’re delighted to say, incredibly successful) Mix Design Collective, we all moved the few hundred yards from Innside to Manchester Central for, of course, Mixology North 2018.
Not only were we able to welcome a record number of guests – breaking that 1,000 barrier in the process – we also had a record number of people up on stage; more winners and more supporting artists – in the shape of the influential Hacienda DJ, Graeme Park, together with his Long Live House Orchestra, who delivered not just an incredible post-ceremony set, but also played live stings throughout the awards themselves.
Speaking of awards, the big winners on the night were FaulknerBrowns Architects and The Senator Group. Not only did both pick up multiple awards, they also scooped the two ‘biggies’ – Design Practice of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year respectively.
With a spectacular jungle theme (complete with waterfall), those ever-popular fairground rides and amazing live dance acts, meant our guests were spoilt for choice when it came to entertainment.
We know we say this every year, but we were delighted to receive record numbers of awards entries and, in our humble opinion, the highest standard of entries we’ve ever placed in front of our expert judging panel.
Thank you to all our guests, our sponsors, to all those companies who entered the awards and to everyone who gave their support, time, efforts and no little talent to help raise the Mixology North bar even further!