Crafts Magazine: Jan 2010 January 01 2010

"Cockpit Arts, the London-based incubator for designer-makers, has launched a new award to help an established maker grow their business while developing creatively. The winner will be awarded a studio space in one of Cockpit's buildings at Holborn or Deptford, professional development, and a range of promotional opportunities. The Award is open to those in business for at least three years, with a proven track record. The judges - including designer Bill Amberg - are after an ambitious individual demonstrating entrepreneurial spirit. The award plugs a hole in the sector, says Cockpit executive Vanessa Swann: 'There are many opportunities currently for emerging designer-makers but little help for those trying to accelerate their business."