4th July 2000

 

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR GAINS FIRST

 

A Hull student who won the prestigious TiLE Young Designer of the Year award has achieved a first-class honours degree.

 

Museum and Exhibition Design student Paul Innes from North Ferriby was one of two University of Lincolnshire & Humberside students shortlisted as finalists by the TiLE (Trends in Leisure and Entertainment) organisation last month.

 

Paul’s design for the Brit Awards event, which featured a space-age car hanging from the ceiling, will be considered along with other proposals for next year’s show.

 

“It was very exciting winning the award and then finding out I got a first,” said Paul, 21, from Greenways, North Ferriby. “Winning the Young Designer of the Year Award last month meant a great deal to me as it is something that will really help me when I graduate. Now it’s all over I’m concentrating on finding a job in the exhibition industry.”

 

Also shortlisted for the TiLE award with his design for the Royal Observatory was Hadith Fadhirlah, who was studying in Hull on a year-long exchange from Singapore.

 

“The university is greatly respected in trade circles as providing comprehensive and vocational training in its Museum and Exhibition Design course,” said a TiLE spokesman.

 

Paul will graduate at Hull City Hall on 19th July at 11am.

 

Ends

Paul Innes is available for interview on 07714 762886. Pictures are available by e-mail now.

Press Officer Sam Hendley. Tel: 01522 886244