The Royal Society of Arts hosts Ageing – the lifespan challenge on 7 April at 6pm. Gerontologist and designer Patricia Moore will talk about her experience of life in the

Merger means jobs go

Restructuring which followed the linking of Williams & Phoa with Grey Matter has led to two members of staff being made redundant.

Fitch agrees on share offer

The boards of Fitch and US group Lighthouse have agreed a recommended cash offer for Fitch shares. Unless a rival offer emerges, Fitch will be de-listed from the London Stock

BT ponders on venture name

Proposals for the identity of BT’s joint venture with AT&T are being tested on the public through a series of focus groups. Names reportedly under consideration for the 6bn venture


The University of Nottingham has had its conference venues rebranded by local group Cross Hill Conwill. The Business Software Alliance will target nearly 3000 design, printing and publishing companies as

Internet bank delayed

Plans to unveil the identity of Europe’s first entirely Internet-based bank have been delayed by regulatory issues. The Central Bank of Ireland has cautioned Dublin company Enba because it does


PowerBreaker, the electrical circuit breaking range made by GreenBrook Electrical, is to have a packaging redesign. The revamp, by The Sandom Group, is partly aimed at preventing over-zealous DIY customers


Design Digital at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado will examine the floating world of design in the electronic age from 16-19 June. Contact: the website at www.idca.org, e-mail

Springetts in the air for Yoplait

YOPLAIT DAIRY CREST has renamed itself as YDC, introducing a new identity to represent all elements of the enlarged organisation following its acquisition of Raines Dairies last year. The new

Tandy to appoint group

Tandy is close to appointing a design consultancy after being acquired by Carphone Warehouse in January. Tandy confirms that it plans to appoint a consultancy soon to overhaul its 270

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