Lorna creates handmade sculptural textiles for home soft furnishings from her Midlands-based studio. Because all pieces are made in-house, it is easy for her to adapt designs and colours that have already been produced to match the specific requirements of the clients. Lorna also works on larger-scale installations for hotels, shop decor and interior designers, offering a unique and completely bespoke service.
Lorna Syson of Lorna Syson Textiles.
Lorna has shown at a number of trade and retail events both nationally and internationally and was selected by the British European Design Group to represent British Design at the ICFF in New York and the Interior Lifestyle Show in Japan. Lorna has also been featured in a number of national and international magazines and blogs including, Homes and Gardens, Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms, American DDI Magazine, Italian Glamour magazine and IDFX magazine.
Sam Etherington won a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award in 2014, for his business Aqua Power Technologies, before going on to be shortlisted for the 2014 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, where he won the £5,000 Future Impact Award.
Shell last night awarded a total of £180,000 of equity free funding to Carlton Cummins from Aceleron and Upside Energy as the national winners of Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE. With a total of £440,000 in funding available in 2017, the programmes are designed to recognise and reward the most innovative UK low-carbon businesses and the most inspirational young sustainability entrepreneurs.