We must concentrate on the message

I must take issue with Richard Seymour and Dick Powell (DW letters 20 June). Resigning very rarely achieves anything, and in this case hardly serves as a role model for young designers joining the industry.

The CSD may appear outdated and slow-moving but it is the nearest thing we have to a professional body which incorporates all disciplines. It is easy to forget that the DBA started as part of the CSD, and had it not “resigned” we would not now have to talk about reinventing a new representative body.

The longer that we go on encouraging breakaways and forming new groups the further we will get from our goal of “speaking with one strong voice”. Although it might be better to concentrate on the message rather than the messenger.

Jeremy Rewse-Davies

London Transport

London SW1

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