The Design Business Association is this week considering expanding its staff following the resignation of its project manager Polly Hosp.
Hosp, who has been at the DBA since 1992, is leaving at the end of the month to join the Design Council as design manager. She will work with design director Sean Blair.
Her new role will include managing the Design Council’s controversial corporate identity, trying to maximise the effectiveness of design advice from the Business Links, and liaising with UK and international design bodies.
The council’s Partners-designed identity is currently under review (DW 10 November 1995). Hosp will join in completing the review before a new identity is developed and launched.
DBA chief executive Ian Rowland-Hill says Hosp’s departure from the association “gives us the opportunity to look again at how we are structured and where we need to add strength”.
Tuesday evening’s DBA board meeting was scheduled to consider expanding the DBA’s staff beyond its current four. Whichever route the board takes, Hosp will be replaced, says Rowland-Hill.