Graphics group Judds has gone into receivership but parts of the business have been bought by DJPA, the consultancy’s former Dutch office. DJPA bought itself out from Judds UK in 1992.
Rob Hudson, deputy creative director of Judds until the consultancy went into receivership last week, will take over as creative director of the now DJPA-owned “new” Judds.
“All of the creative department will stay pretty much intact,” he says. The consultancy aims to re-employ all five full-time designers and continue to use a number of regular freelances.
DJPA’s Robbert van Ingen is to become the managing director of the “new” Judds in London.
Greg Valance, who was Judds creative director, has found a job elsewhere, although he would give no further details.
Assets of the consultancy’s Italian and US offices are not being bought by DJPA, according to Hudson. These “will not be part of the new set up,” he comments.
“Our main concern is to offer some degree of continuity to all our existing clients,” adds Hudson.
Judds’ managing director Jasper Judd, chairman David Judd and marketing director John Watts have been made redundant. It is understood they may set up a new consultancy.
The official receiver Coopers & Lybrand has a duty to hold a meeting for Judds’ creditors within the next few months.