Flying the flag for the UK at last nights Design Management Europe Awards (taking place during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven) were two companies based in Wales; Nomad Wheelchairs (Aberaeron) and Contour Premium Aircraft Interiors (Cwmbran). Nomad was awarded the winner of the First time users of design Category and Contour received an honourable mention in the very competitive Large companies Category.
Design Wales has special pride in Nomad’s success for playing instrumental role in assisting in their design strategy. In no small part, the advice given by my former Design Wales colleagues Simon Chaytor, Lucy Richardson and Alan Mumby has been recognised by Jon and Mark Owen of Nomad, as well as the invaluable creative work of Elfen, Attic2 and Studio SDA. The DME Award is the first Award gained by Nomad since the two brothers started to work together on developing a new and desirable wheelchair. Their excitement and pride was tangible as at last their hard work and intelligent management have been awarded.