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The success of the New Craft Future Voices International Conference and Exhibition would not have been possible without the kind generosity of our valuable sponsors to whom we would like to extend our sincerest appreciation.



Eden Springs UK Ltd provides water solutions to businesses right across the country and is the leading brand of bottled water supplier with 16 service centres from Aberdeen in the North of Scotland to Fareham on the south coast of England.

As one of the leading suppliers of water solutions in the UK , Eden Springs has a wide client base that encompasses a complete range of market/industry sectors. The company specialises in the supply and service of bottled water coolers, plumbed-in water coolers, hot water boilers and the national distribution of small pack - (500ml) bottles. With distribution points throughout the country the company is capable of giving a direct service to all of its customers across the UK .   The company is the main supplier of water to the University of Dundee and is proud to be a sponsor of the NCFV conference in July.



Founded in 1977, the Design History Society works nationally and internationally to promote and support the study and understanding of design history. Its activities are focused on consolidating the teaching of the subject in universities and colleges, and demonstrating the widespread cultural and economic significance of design history. The Society undertakes a range of charitable activities intended to encourage and support research and scholarship, to offer information and enable networking opportunities, to foster student participation and public recognition of the subject and to provide regional links and events. These activities include the publication of a journal and newsletter, an annual conference, prizes for research, awards for events and support for the annual Reyner Banham Memorial Lecture. Design History has provided sponsorship toward printing of the conference delegate packs.



The Dundee City Council, under The Economics Project Team co-ordinate and manage several projects including Locate Dundee and BioDundee that help to position Dundee as a modern dynamic place to locate businesses.  The Team is also responsible for co-ordinating the international trade aspects of the economic development department, including Global Digital Cities Network and the Business Gateway International Trade Tayside.  The Dundee City Council is pleased to sponsor a welcome reception hosted by the Lord Provost on Tuesday 03 July at the Caird Hall, Dundee .



Redwood Leisure is a local business in Dundee . It has two hotels in the city, one of which is the Best Western Invercarse Hotel.   Set in private wooded grounds overlooking the River Tay, this former mansion house offers a stylish, convenient base for Dundee and the surrounding area; it has all the benefits of a city centre hotel, being within a five minute drive of the city.  44 en-suite bedrooms are peaceful and private and have all the contemporary comforts you would expect including free use of Wi-Fi for residents.  The ideal location for both business and leisure it is the nearest hotel to Dundee Airport literally 3 minutes away by car.  Redwood Leisure is delighted to sponsor the NC - FV Conference drinks reception with a Piper to welcome delegates to a superb three-course dinner followed with a Ceilidh.



Owned and operated by Carolyn Gibson, Promotion Matters Limited is Dundee's leading provider of promotion and marketing services.  PML provides efficient and cost effective marketing services and solutions to its wide corporate clientele.  PML offers a wide range of products that include Corporate Gifts, Conference & Exhibition Items, Sales Promotion Giveaways, Commemorative Gifts, Golf Merchandise and Leisurewear & Sportswear.  PML is pleased to sponsor the NCFV delegate conference briefcases.


The School of Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, offers the Bachelor of Design (Honours) undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, Interior & Environmental Design, Jewellery & Metal Design, and Textile Design; the Master of Design taught postgraduate programme and MPhil and PhD research degrees in Design disciplines.  Research interests within the School of Design cover a wide spectrum including Healthcare Design, Strategic Design, Natural Design, Interaction Design, and Past, Present and Future Craft Practice. Design Research at the University of Dundee aims to develop new knowledge and understanding to support Design's new emergent position.  The research activities are interdisciplinary and the work is broad and varied, making use of a wide range of research methods. The work is driven by the energy and enthusiasm of the individuals and teams who work on the research projects.  The School of Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, is delighted to support the New Craft Future Voices Conference.



The Scottish Arts Council is the lead body for the funding, development and advocacy of the arts in Scotland . They offer a unique national perspective on the arts and their audiences. Their strategic leadership is underpinned by specialist knowledge and experience in the management and delivery of the arts at national and international level.   The Scottish Arts Council champions the arts of Scotland.  It is Scotland's leading funding body for the arts, distributing money from the Scottish Executive and the National Lottery.  The Scottish Arts Council has granted £10,000 towards the cost of the New Craft-Future Voices conference.



The Binks Trust is a private family charitable trust involve in philanthropy for the Arts and other charities. The Binks Trust has kindly supported the New Craft-Future Voices conference with £1,000.



The Tasting Rooms, inspired by Graeme Scott and David Walker, is Scotland's first and only contemporary food and wine experience centre.  Situated at 5 South Ward Road in the heart of Dundee, The Tasting Rooms offers a luxurious selection of wine and foods in the deli and caters private dinners to Dundee's corporate clientele in the glass surrounded mezzanine floor upstairs.  The Tasting Rooms are proud sponsors of the Future Voices Exhibition cocktail reception on 04 July and will be catering the lunches for delegates during the conference.