Handmade in Britain was set up in 2007 by Piyush Suri as an initiative to support and promote designer-makers who create their work in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We provide a platform of support and promotion for design and craft talent through fairs, events and popups alongside workshops and mentoring. We Increase accessibility, create market opportunities and maintain high standards in the craft sector whilst providing a comprehensive support programme for new graduates and up-coming design talent.
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.