The Design Trust


The Design Trust is the online business school for designers, makers & other creative professionals. Established in 1994 in London it now provides practical professional and business development courses and membership for creatives who want to start or run their own business across the UK and the globe.


If you become a finalist of the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery you will automatically benefit from The Design Trust business skills.



All Finalists will get invited to an online pre-meet with all the other finalists and a marketing event on how to make the most of becoming a Prize Finalist.

"Our mission is to help you create a business you’re proud of."

Hand and Lock large logo