Category Archives: News

Exporting Design, Importing Manufacture

British Design Talent Pool British design has a strong reputation and rightly so, many of the world’s top designers either came from the UK or studied their craft here. Many of the world’s leading design brands are either British or … READ MORE

How 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing is Influencing the Development of Sports Goods

All serious sports men and women like to think that they are unique and individual in their approach to their chosen sport or training regime. But when it comes to the equipment they use they are forced into wearing or … READ MORE

Is Crowd funding the Future of Innovation?

Businesses and inventors – imagine getting your target market financially and emotionally committed to your new product before you’ve even finished designing it! This is the concept behind crowd funding websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Whereas the overall concept … READ MORE

Choosing your Product Design Partner

Choosing a product design partner is amazingly similar to the process of choosing an Architect Whether you’re a business or a consumer, if you’re looking to engage an architect for a project of yours, the choice of architect is critical. … READ MORE

Magic of Rapid Prototyping

Prototyping is a valuable strategy for businesses wishing to develop new products and glean customer feedback (prior to investing in and developing the product further) as well as collecting much needed research. Further, it can be used to create excitement … READ MORE

Brainstorming v Structured Idea Generation

Brainstorming, or ‘thought showers’ as we are politically correctly meant to call them now, is a tool businesses use to generate new ideas, particularly in the creative industries. What we’ve found as a business though, is that thought showers tend … READ MORE

Plastics Industry Awards

  Once again, our director Peter Reed has been asked to be on the judging panel for the Plastics Industry Awards 2014, which is often referred to as the industry’s equivalent to the ‘Oscars’. The awards were launched in 2001 … READ MORE

The reality of 3D printing

Ever since they first emerged, much has been said and heard regarding 3D printers. The idea of a machine that can replicate any object and quickly create a new product is highly attractive for many reasons, cost-effectiveness being just one of them. … READ MORE

Agencies vs Universities

Do professional design companies have an edge over universities? If you’re looking for a design consultancy service, you may come across several different options as you search for a suitable company to work with. Established design consultancies, such as TRIG … READ MORE

North East design base

Over the last ten years Trig Creative has enjoyed working with numerous clients based in Tyneside and the North East of England. We have established a reputation for project success with companies both large and small throughout the region, and … READ MORE

Registered supplier to MAS

The team here at TRIG Creative are excited to announce that the company has been accepted as an registered supplier by the Manufacturing Advisory Service. MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service) offers support, guidance and funding to businesses throughout the manufacturing industry … READ MORE

Patent Box: Time to Create

It’s a good time to be an inventor; the UK government has recently announced the new Patent Box scheme, which will give tax relief to businesses and individuals who make an income through patented inventions and innovations. Obviously at Trig … READ MORE

TRIG at Buy Yorkshire

TRIG are exhibiting at this year’s Buy Yorkshire Conference at the Royal Armories on the 24th and 25th April. Come and see us at Stand 86. Buy Yorkshire is the North of England’s largest B2B conference and exhibition.

Cabletrail now available

Our brand new innovative cable management product, Cabletrail is now available to buy. Designed, developed and manufactured by TRIG this unique new safety product eradicates trailing power cables to reduce accidents on construction sites. For more information visit

Finalist in 2012 PIA

TRIG Creative have been selected as finalists in this year’s annual Plastic Industry Awards in the category of Industrial Product Design. The winner is announced on 28th September. This is the third year in a row we have made it … READ MORE

TRIG Exhibiting at PDM

We will be exhibiting at this years PDM event at ExCel in Londaon on May 29th and 30th. Come along and see us at stand 8. for more info go to  

Article on Alex’s Talk

See the blog entry of Alex’s presentation to the Leeds Inventors group back in November.      

New Website Goes Live

As of this week our new website has gone live. Please have a look around and feel free to connect to our twitter and youtube pages.

Leeds Inventors Group Talk

Alex will be giving a talk to the Leeds Inventors Group on Wednesday 16th November. The talk is entitled “Cost Effective Product Development” and will take place in the 3rd floor Meeting Room, Leeds Central library between 6.00 and 7.45pm. … READ MORE

Horners Award

TRIG Creative have been highly commended in the Horners Award for Plastics Design and Innovation 2011. The Horners Award promotes excellence in the plastics industry and the criteria for selection is that the product must have significant UK content. Our … READ MORE

Plastics Industry Award

TRIG Creative have been shortlisted in the Plastics Industry Awards for the second year running. Our entry the nullhas been chosen by the judging panel as a finalist in the industrial design category.  

Design Week Awards

TRIG Creative were recently shortlisted in the 2011 Design Week Awards 2011 for our entry, the Ritchey Autotagger.