Handmade in Britain exists to support, promote and celebrate designer-makers who create their work in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We increase accessibility and visibility, create market opportunities and maintain high standards in the craft sector whilst providing a comprehensive support programme towards a bright future for British craft and design. Our work provides a platform for design and craft talent through both our own events and collaborations with other organisations, alongside a mentoring programme and membership scheme.
Handmade in Britain’s Creative Director Piyush Suri has more than 14 years of experience working in the Design industry in India and the UK, and has been a consultant and mentor for many designers and new creative businesses throughout his career. Alongside Handmade in Britain, Piyush co-owns the London retail gallery Handmade Interiors and Akin & Suri, an Interiors brand sold successfully throughout the world. Piyush is on the Jury for the World Interiors News Annual Awards 2013 and was a judge on the recent BBC2 programme Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution. For 2014, Piyush has been appointed the consultant director and curator of CRAFT, a new trade show for contemporary craft and design from Clarion Events in association with Handmade in Britain.