About NINE RED Presents…

“We believe that each individual in society, irrespective of race, ethnic origin, gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, creed, disability, age, religion or political belief has the right to be and to achieve all they want in their lives.”

Debra Knight – Director, NINE RED Presents…(CIC)


On 22nd of September 2006, NINE RED Presents… (CIC) became incorporated as a Community Interest Company. We are a social enterprise, operating in a business environment for a socially useful purpose.

This means that we serve the community for the good of the community, with all profits flowing back into Community Projects.

Our members and directors are all voluntary and consist of Individuals from across the globe. We continue to respond to the needs of our local community and support and enhance the lives of socially disadvantaged groups.


Changing Spaces, People & Places.

A Queen’s Award-winning community interest company, ran by interdisciplinary artists that permanently or temporarily update spaces; and change people, places and spaces with intriguing, thought-provoking and intricate designs and art medicine.


Think Art!  We are innovators in the creative industry known for our artwork, soundwork and prose that captures the essence of any subject or area.  To children’s places and open spaces,  from commercial premises to shopping centres.   We transform empty spaces into breath-taking conversation pieces.  Using a combination of materials, genres and mediums; we redefined art.  With pop-up art, pop-up performances and pop-up workshops and activities.


Think Therapy! As a community interest company, we use all company profits to provide a holistic package of support for victims of domestic/sexual violence and individuals affected by mild-moderate mental health conditions.  We provide Art as Medicine to help individuals to overcome trauma, gain confidence and self-esteem and to help manage anxiety, depression and stress.

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The Queen’s Award

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2016

June 2016 – HM Queen Elizabeth II 




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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016

NINE RED Presents Queens Award Buckingham Palace

“By the Grace of God of the United Kingdon of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Defender of the Faith to NINE RED Presents…(CIC)  being congnisant of the said group’s outstanding voluntary work in the community, and being desirous of showing Our Royal favour do hereby confer upon it: The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for voluntary service by groups in the community 2016.”

HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Volunteer-led Luton based social enterprise, NINE RED Presents… (CIC) have been honoured with a 2016 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and the equivalent of an individual MBE.

NRP responds to the needs of its local community; supporting and enhancing lives of socially disadvantaged groups, including victims of abuse; running community projects which provide skill attainment, education, artistic pursuits and counselling. NRP best known for its AVS Project provides holistic support for survivors of all forms of abuse.

The dedicated and hardworking team of almost 40 volunteers carry out an astounding range of roles including; Counselling, Art Therapy, Exhibitions, Carnival and Performance Arts, Digital Art and Design. All experts in their own fields, the volunteers give their time freely to ensure that NRP services and events run smoothly, and both clients and beneficiaries alike enjoy the best possible service.

Chief Executive Officer, Debra Knight LL.B (Hons) and Managing Director, Gordon Davis, who are the energy at the heart of organisation, both volunteers and responsible for the day running of all NINE RED’s projects and services, attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 24 May at which the Queen and other winners of this year’s award were present. In all 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups across the UK received the prestigious award, which recognises their outstanding work in their communities.

The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

NINE RED Presents… (CIC) received the award from HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis on Saturday, October 22nd 2016.

High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Citizenship Award 2013

Presented by

the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 

Jack Sapsworth

Jan 2013 


other awards

NINE RED Presents / Debra Knight Luton's Best Awards 2014 Most Outstanding Citizen

Luton’s Best – Luton’s Most Outstanding   Citizen  for     2014

November 2014

Love Luton awards







NINE RED Presents / Debra Knight Mixed Blessing Award 2014 - Beating The Odds

Beating the odds  –  national mixed blessings   award 2014

The MBAs are for individuals/groups with St Kitts & Nevis or Caribbean Heritage. The Awards showcase and acknowledge the achievements and talents of individuals and groups, who have made a significant impact on the development of their local communities, others and themselves.



NINE RED Presents / Debra Knight Luton Volunteer Awards 2014

Exceptional Achievement – Luton Volunteer Awards 2014

June 2014 – Luton Borough Council

This award is for volunteers that have made an exceptional achievement and have overcome significant barriers to volunteering – this could include (but is not limited to) disability, long-term and / or serious health conditions or personal hardship and the winner was Debra Knight for her volunteering with NINE RED Presents.

Debra Knight / NINE RED Presents Luton Community Awards Winner of the Winners 2012

Luton & Bedfordshire Community

Overall Winner of the Winners Award 2012

Luton Annual Community Awards –

November 2012

Luton Community Arts Award Winner 2012

November 2012 – Luton Annual Community Awards


Luton Community Arts Highly Commended 2011

November 2011 – Luton Annual Community Awards

Best Carnival Concept” Luton International Carnival 2015

June 2015 – Luton International Carnival

For the Metamorphosis theme, depicting the journey of AVS Clients – from victim to survivor to thriver.

Organisers Choice Luton International Carnival 2015

June 2015 Luton International Carnival





Third Place “Best on de Road” youth category Luton International Carnival 2013

June 2013 –  Luton International Carnival

“Future Stars” Luton International Carnival 2015

June 2015 –  Luton International Carnival

Future stars awards were also handed out to a number of young people who have been involved with carnival and will help to drive it forward.

“Future Stars” Luton International Carnival 2014

June 2014 – Luton International Carnival

Future stars awards were also handed out to a number of young people who have been involved with carnival and will help to drive it forward.

Northampton Carnival Visitors Category Runner up Award 2011

Jun 2011 – Northampton Carnival Arts Consortium