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Major businesses back design awards

Four more York-based businesses are backing the prestigious York Design Awards as the call goes out for entries for the 2014 awards.

David Wilson Homes, Shepherd Group, ARUP and solicitors Crombie Wilkinson have all joined with Hiscox this year to sponsor the awards scheme which aims to maintain the high standard of the city’s built environment.

Representatives of all four businesses were amongst 120 delegates at the launch of the 2014 awards to hear world-renowned architect Ken Shuttleworth of MAKE architects talk about his love for York and the design philosophy behind the new Hiscox offices in the city.

The awards, now in their eighth year and going from strength to strength, were conceived by former Lord Mayor, Janet Hopton, who chairs the organising committee. She says:

“We receive no grants or public funding so rely entirely on support from sponsors in order to stage the awards each year. We’re thrilled that so many prestigious organisations recognise the value of the awards for the city and are willing to support us in this way.”

Other sponsors include O’Neill Associates, F Parkinson, York Civic Trust, York Conservation Trust and City of York Council.

Entries for the 2014 awards are now open. Homeowners, building owners, architects, developers, restoration and construction companies are all encouraged to submit schemes for consideration. The judges have praised the inclusiveness of the awards scheme which recognises the role of good design not just in major developments but also in smaller schemes, restorations and extensions.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 13th April. Winners will be announced and presented with their awards at a major event in June.

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