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lightweight sports wheelchairs - Nomad wheelchairs shortlisted for prestigious European Design Award

West Wales wheelchair manufacturer, nomad wheelchairs, has been shortlisted for the prestigious DME Awards this year. The DME (Design Management Europe) Award celebrates excellence in design for companies across Europe, with entries from Germany, France, Turkey, and many other countries. Companies who have entered the DME Awards in the past include Virgin Atlantic (UK), TNT (Holland) and many other household names.

Nomad have been shortlisted with three other companies, in the category of First Time Design Project. The criteria of the award assess companies’ ability to manage design throughout their organisations and to develop leadership in their respective fields, through the application of innovative design.

Nomad have been recognised, through the DME Awards (, as delivering industry-leading branding and superior product design. ‘It’s great for us, as such a young company, that such a large-scale award has seen that we are trying to do things a little differently at nomad’, says nomad director Jon Owen. He continues to say that ‘We have a very strong design industry in Wales and we have managed to tap into the best of it. It was always our goal to lead the mobility industry in terms of design and to see this goal come to fruition is very exciting’.

Nomad have also been shortlisted for Product Design in the upcoming Cardiff Design Festival, as well as being shortlisted for the marketing and branding in Wales’ Marketing awards, Canmol. All this in their first six months, it is clear to see why nomad is creating such a buzz.

Nomad only launched in April of 2009 and is a company which is committed to promoting positive change in an industry that has, until now, been poorly focused. Nomad is the outcome of a relentless wheelchair user who refused to accept inconsiderate, uninspiring designs, and fought to develop a modern, attractive chair that could cater to the demands of today’s wheelchair user.

For more information, please call Jon Owen on:
08704 874 674 / 01545 580 257 / 07852 598 528