The co-founders of London graphics group Bosworth Field have split after nine years. The departure of Oliver Walker will see the end of the consultancy operating under the Bosworth Field name.
The group was set up by Walker and Anthony Warren, but differences have recently arisen.
Walker resigned earlier this month by mutual agreement after a breakdown in relations about how the group should be moving forward, says Warren.
Walker was bought out for an undisclosed sum. He describes the split between him, Warren and the third director, Alan Binding, as amicable, but says he had “had enough”. In the early days, he says, “We were three musketeers for design and it isn’t like that any more. We don’t get on with each other any more.” He has left without a job to go to, but is considering going into consulting.
Warren claims the five staff and clients have remained with him, and he plans to set up a new consultancy, which legally must go by a different name, in early summer.
No redundancies will be made, he says, adding, “The business is continuing as it was.”
Each founder has the right to speak to any client they want to, according to Walker. Clients include Levi, Virgin, One Aldwych and Heals, all of which Warren claims have stayed with him.
Binding, who came on board as director in 1992, is to stay with the consultancy as a “father figure”.