We don’t half win awards! We can say we are “Award Winning”!!!

We won the Tourism Event Award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2014 for Vintage by the Sea, Morecambe!

Lta Winners

Wayne recently won an award The UCL Entrepreneurial Alumnus of the Year Award 2014. Klein and Sons produced this nice little film.

Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway recently won an award at Regents University click here to download the speech that was wrote about them!

Vintage Award2

The Vintage Festival launched in August 2010 on the Sussex Downs. Over 50,000 people came to party, the majority ‘dressed to the nines’. Vintage 2010 dominated the media coverage of summer events and dominated the nominations at the 2010 Festival Awards, walking away with the Best New Festival category.

Vintage Award

We were commissioned to apply our lovely talents to the neglected 1958 Overstrand building on Boscombe Seafront. Having successfully turned the building into "super surf pods" to accompany Europe's first artificial surf reef built in 2008, the rooms are equipped with all the mod-cons expected by the 21st Century surfer and beach lover. We won RICS South West Regional Winner for Best Generation Scheme & Project of the year 2010 & LGC Regeneration Award in 2010.

Boscombe Award


We started winning awards back in the Red or Dead days, at the annual British Fashion Council’s Designer of the Year awards

read more about our creative works award.

... our other favourite award was winning the British Ceramic Tile of the Year in 2006 for our Toothbrush Tile available in Topps Tiles... we won this at the same time as getting our MBEs... When it comes to MBE’s and awards for tile design, British Ceramic Tile of the Year wins hands down in a game of Top Trumps don’t you think?


We have won a clutch of urban design and regeneration awards


Most recently, Northumbria in Bloom have announced The Staiths South Bank as winners of their Regeneration award 2008.

In 2006 George Wimpey North East announced that Staiths South Bank had won the Overall Award and Best Partnership  Award at The Journal / Evening Gazette 21st Century Living Awards.

This announcement was the latest milestone in the Staiths South Bank success story. It came alongside another scoop for the Staiths, the top prize in the residential category at the Royal Institute of  Chartered Surveyors (RICS) North East Renaissance Awards, the property worlds equivolent to The Oscars.

2005: George Wimpey won Best Large Housebuilder for The Staith South Bank at the ODPM Housing Design Awards.

2005: The Staiths South Bank was a Silver Award Winner at the ODPM Building For Life Awards.

2005: The Staiths South Bank won the Best Housing Led Regeneration Award at Building Magazine's Regeneration Awards.

2005: The Staiths South Bank reached the final of the Local Authority Building Control National Built In Quality Awards & The Journal's Landmark Awards.

2006: The Staiths South Bank came first in the Residential Awards category at the RICS North East Renaissance Awards.

2006: The partnership behind the Staiths South Bank, George Wimpey North East, Gateshead Council, Architects ID Partnership and designers Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway won the Best Partnership Project at The Journal's / Evening Gazette's 21st Century Living Awards.

2006: The Staiths South Bank was also crowned overall winner at The Journal's / Evening Gazette's 21st Century Living Awards.

2006: Donald Insall Associates Conservation Plan deems the Staiths structure as "exceptionally worthy of conservation as a historic structure".

2009: Phase 1 of The Staiths won "The Landscape of the Year" cateogory of the Mail on Sunday's British Homes Award!