The British Council has appointed 12 agencies to its design roster. The roster includes B&W Studio, MARK Studio, MultiAdaptor, Navig8, Thoughtful and True North, as well as six agencies that were not previously on the roster – 400 Communications, Alphabetical, D8, Ideas by Music, Modern Designers and Spy Studio. The programme runs until November 2017, with a possible year-long extension.
UK software company Jadu is set to launch its internal web design group, Spacecraft Digital, as a stand-alone agency. The agency will design and develop websites using eye-tracking research, consumer profiling and customer experience analysis. The 35-person team has worked on private and public sector websites including the 2014 Webby Award Honouree, Manchester.gov.uk, the Ministry of Justice and websites for universities and colleges.
Branding agency Coley Porter Bell will move from its previous location near Paddington, to a new location at the Sea Containers House in Southwark.
LIDA executive creative director Nicky Bullard will leave the agency to join MRM Meteorite later this year as its chairman and chief commercial officer. Bullard, who spent almost 16 years at the agency, has worked on clients including IKEA, WomenforWomen, Land Rover and National Trust.
Manchester Digital Agency Code Computerlove has appointed Tom Bradley as its new design director. He comes to Code from BBC Future Media and specialises in user experience and design development as well as creative strategy.
Design group Smith & Milton has appointed Keshi Bouri as creative director of its Bristol location. Bouri will join founders Howard Milton and Jay Smith, together with the recently appointed group creative director Rob Wade to complete the management team. Bouri joins from his own branding agency Keshi. Prior to this, he was creative director at Dragon Rouge and has worked with brands including BP, O2, Royal Mint, Saint-Gobain and Swiss Re.