Founding Bodies
The Sir Misha Black Awards have been supported since their inception in 1978 by the founding bodies. The present committee members represent the Design and Industries Association (DIA), the Royal Designers for Industry (RDI), the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), Imperial College, London, the College of Medallists, and since 2020 is administered by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our Patrons: Rolls-Royce, Ove Arup, IDEO and the Design & Industries Association Education Trust.
We have in the past enjoyed support from many generous sponsors of our annual awards ceremony. These have included Apple Computer, Allied Irish Bank, The British Cement Corporation, the Chilean Embassy,  John Lewis Partnership and the Mexican Embassy.
We are especially grateful for the recent and continuing support of The Bugatti Trust.
We are also delighted to welcome Belmond as sponsors of the 40th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Dinner.
We would  like to acknowledge the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 whose generous support enabled the publication of a book ‘Fitness For What Purpose? – Essays on design education celebrating 40 years of the Sir misha Black Awards’ which was officially launched at the 40th Anniversary Awards Ceremony in 2018.
We also thank G . F Smith papers for their generous support of the book, along with publishers and distributors Design Manchester and Eyewear Publishing.
Ongoing Support
If you would like to discuss how you or your company could support the Sir Misha Black Awards or become involved in our activities we would be delighted to hear from you.
For details of sponsorship opportunities please contact the Committee via the form on the Contact page.

Supporters and Patrons