Previous Awards

Past winners from various disciplines have produced interesting and useful projects of an extremely high standard, some attracting the notice of Vogue and the national press including the Times, The Daily Telegraph and Knitting International.

Winners over the past years have been the following:


Award Recipient College Project undertaken
Company Bursary Fiona Baker University of the West of England
Company Award Ben Lord University of the West of England
Company Award Bea Stoneham University of the West of England
Company Award John Sanders Hereford
Company Award Heather Bamber Falmouth University
Company Award Amy Osgood University of Winchester
The HATRA Bursary Beth Simmons University of Winchester
Company Award Nicola Valente Heriot-Watt University
The HATRA Bursary Cara Fowles Heriot-Watt University
Company Award Liam Seacombe University of Huddersfield
Company Award Nandita Shah Kingston University
The Carr Doughty Bursary Grainne Walley Royal College of Arts
The Carr Doughty Bursary Salome Neves Central St Martins
The Howard Ellis Award Molly O'Halloran Brighton
The Byford Bursary Lily Rodgers Brighton
The David Bethell Bursary Heather Ward Nottingham Trent University
The Rolph Noskwith Bursary Maddy Oakley Derby
The Rouse Award Molly Dyer Derby
The Hill Osborne Bursary Tara Dickson De Montford University


Award Recipient College Project undertaken
The David Bethell Bursary Kieran Mould De Montfort University
The Rolph Noskwith Bursary Rachel Currah Nottingham Trent University
The HATRA Bursary Sophie Ward Kingston University
The Byford Bursary Verity Germer Royal College of Art
Company Bursary Kathryn Lund University of Huddersfield
The Hill Osborne Bursary Szilvia Burrows Buckinghamshire New University
The HATRA Award Hannah Brabon University of Winchester
The Carr Doughty Bursary Maija Nygren Heriot-Watt University
The Rouse Award Louis Burns Falmouth University
The Peshall Hirst Award Gracie Elms University of Leeds
The Howard Ellis Award Lauren Nisbet De Montfort University
Company Award Natalie Kelly University of Bath
Company Award Eleana Burrows University of Bristol
Company Award Klaudia Holubecka Derby Lonsdale College of Higher Education
Company Award Richard Szuman Royal College of Art
Company Award Jacob Patterson Royal College of Art


Award Recipient College Project undertaken
Company Bursary Mary Emma Brooks Royal College of Art
Company Bursary Theresa McAvoy Heriot-Watt University
Company Bursary Kate Timbrell Nottingham Trent University
The HATRA Bursary Robynne Pickles Falmouth University
The Hill Osborne Bursary Sophia Reed University of Derby
The David Bethell Bursary Danielle O’Neill De Montfort University
The Byford Bursary Bethan Jones Kingston University
Company Award Anna Lane University of the West of England
The Rouse Award Claudia Hartley University of Brighton
The Peshall Hirst Award Olivia Barnes Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
Company Award Beth Ranson London College of Fashion, UAL
Company Award Beth Ranson London College of Fashion, UAL
The Howard Ellis Award Elizabeth Rudrum Central Saint Martins, UAL


Award Recipient College Project undertaken
The David Bethell Bursary Oliver Lipp Central St Martins An extremely competent and talented designer who is specialising in unisex knitwear.
The Carr Doughty Bursary Katarzyna Franczak Central St Martins She has produced a huge number of very good swatches and final garments taking some inspiration from her Polish background.She has produced hand knitted garments, crocheted garments ,and garments with exquisite emboidery designs. She has worked extremely hard and has developed a style of her own.
The Peshall Hirst Award Catriona Pringle DeMontfort University Having spent some time working with woven fabrics she is now specialising in knitted fabrics. However her ladieswear collection is a mixture of each. She has won a number of competitions for design and her garments are now for sale in the shops.
The Byford Bursary Michelle Rae Heriot-Watt University The development of knitting specifications for yarns, fabrics, finishes, and sizes for hospital anti embolism stockings. This will reduce the possibility of a blood vessel becoming obstructed by a blood clot.
Company Bursary Clare Coulson Heriot-Watt University A very well thought out ladies knitwear collection with great detail in shapes, qualities, weights, and particularly, colour palettes. The styling is easy to wear and certainly will not lose its appeal during the season.
The Rouse Award Nathalie McCubbin Kingston University Specialising in ladies knitted fashion her designs for retailers have already been put into production and she is successfully selling her designs on her own website.
Company Bursary Verity Germer Kingston University Specialising in ladies knitwear with a small number of woven pieces she will have a colour co ordinated collection of smart everyday garments in an assortment of quality yarns.
The Hill Osborne Bursary Lucinda Popp Royal College of Art An experienced, extremely talented young designer who has specialised in ladies knitted garments. Knitted jackets, skirts, cardigans and jumpers are all made in quality yarns with soft patterns, toneing colourways, and a superb fit.
The Howard Ellis Award Sophie Dryden Nottingham Trent University A very good collection of ladies garments that are extremely commercial with quality yarns and make up. There is a mixture of knitted and woven with some beautiful prints .One or two t shirts complete the story.
Company Award Ella Nisbett Nottingham Trent University Her collection of fun garments for men are in bright colours and comprise everything from socks to hats. They are well designed and well made made and when they are offered to the public will be sure sellers.
The HATRA Award Grace Fincham University of Winchester Specialising in ladies knitted co ordinates in woollen yarns she has produced garments that are easy to wear ,look smart, and of good quality.
The HATRA Bursary Sophie Forster University of Brighton Following the development of 3D scanning of burns casualties and with the latest knitting machines it is now possible to knit fabrics with different stitch combinations and weights. This enables different pressure points to be put on the body and over the burns which will help the skin to heal as required.