About Northern Backdrop

Welcome to Northern Backdrop - a boutique interior design company based in Cheshire.

Northern Backdrop was established in 2012 by Vinny Smith. After a career spanning over six years as an in-house designer, developing key bar and restaurant concepts for The Orchid Group, Vinny has created the business to showcase his talents on one off or roll out projects for the the leisure and retail industries.

Vinny is a passionate and creative designer and his alternative and individual style are characterised in the portfolio of case studies you will find throughout the site. All of these projects were delivered against the very challenging budgets available in the current economic climate.

The services of a talented architect and a trusted team of suppliers, artisans and affiliates affords Northern Backdrop the resource required to deliver everything from boutique projects to large scale, ambitious commercial designs from conception to to completion, on time and on budget.


Northern Backdrop can offer the following:

Concept Visuals – sample & mood boards, 3ds Max and Google Sketchup visualisations, artist sketches

Architectural Services - 2d & 3d CAD packages for tendering. Planning & Building Regulations. Licencing & regulatory consents.

Graphic Design & Brand Identities


Project Management & Quantity Surveying