Although an overwhelming 79 per cent of UK companies say they regard training as a priority, only eight per cent set aside any budget for it, according to research by Lloyds Bank’s small-business research trust. The research shows that nearly half of UK manufacturing and 40 per cent of business service firms claim to be suffering from skills shortages, but most provide training only when necessary rather than trying to keep abreast of developments and techniques.
New research suggests that while businesses value the importance of design, they are less willing to involve creatives at board level. Looking at the benefits of creative decision-making, Mat
The Leeds-based restaurant has been given a new visual identity by Dutchscot, which plays on the theme of “togetherness” by combining traditional motifs from Yorkshire and Japan.
This week is national Refugee Week, a seven-day series of art, film, music and theatre events celebrating the contributions of refugees to the UK. We mark the
The publisher’s annual awards saw 2,100 design students submit book cover interpretations for Animal Farm, A Brief History of Time and Noughts & Crosses — a judging panel has whittled