Dew Gibbons leads UK field at London International Awards

Five UK design consultancies scooped gold and silver awards at the London International Awards, held last week at London’s Hippodrome.

Representing British design, Dew Gibbons won one gold statue and three silvers in the packaging design sector for its range of Vidal Sassoon Professional packs, while Lewis Moberly won a silver for its work on Waitrose Mustards.

Like A River Brand Agency in Manchester also scooped a silver, in the product/service design sector, for chartered accountant Crossley Lomas’s Christmas party invitations, as did NE6 for work with Statex Colour Printers.

Silver statues were also awarded to London’s Pearlfisher for Dr Stuart’s Tea packaging, and Red C of Manchester for its range of recycled Christmas card.

The awards, which honour talent in the fields of advertising, design and digital media, attracted 17 660 submissions, of which only 6 per cent were finalists. The awards have grown rapidly since being launched in 1986, when 2600 submissions were considered.

A total of 16 UK groups won nine gold statues, 29 silver statues and two grand prizes.

‘As an organisation devoted to acknowledging creative endeavours, we feel privileged to highlight the tremendous talent that is consistently showcased by the UK,’ said Barbara Levy, president of London International Awards.

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