CPB has an effect on IDEA awards

Coley Porter Bell is in line for four awards at this year’s Design Business Association’s International Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony on 22 October.

The consultancy has three projects in the final of the branded packaging category and another project shortlisted in the sub£100 000 corporate/ brand identity category. Design House has three entries shortlisted in the over £100 000 corporate/ brand identity, retail and leisure interiors and design management categories.

The Team has two finalists in the corporate print section and Priestman Goode has two entries shortlisted in the consumer products and office and commercial interiors categories.

Some 64 entries have been received across 17 different categories, which include environment, design for good and design management.

This year’s awards have been dogged by controversy after the DBA increased the entry fee.

This increase provoked condemnation from many in the industry, with accusations that the DBA was alienating smaller consultancies. DBA chief executive Ian Rowland-Hill said at the time, ‘it is not fair for DBA members to consistently subsidise non-members’ (DW 3 May).

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