Rodney Fitch and Company and the FM Group are pitching to design an identity for Virgin Express, the new name for the European airline bought this week by the Virgin Group. The type of pitch is not known.

Firbank Kempster has promoted David Hall to group managing director as part of an internal restructure. Jerry Firbank is now group chairman and will spearhead its planned move into the US market.

Design Clinic is designing panels and signage for the Design Decisions conference later this month. Commissioned by The Design Council and The Social Marketing Foundation, the group has already created an identity.

Leeds’ State of the Art has two new designers, Julie Brennan, previously at Scope in Sheffield, and Phillip Chapman from Elmwood.

Sara Lee brand Brylcreem this month brings out a range of men’s shampoos and conditioners in packaging by Design Bridge Structure.

Newly merged estate agency Hamptons International has ditched its new logo after criticism that Fieldwork’s tweak of the original, designed by Jenkins Group, had weakened the lettering. An in-house team is reworking the logo.

Menswear chain Byrite is piloting a new store concept and retail identity designed by XMPR International.

Glasgow’s Randak Design has scooped the 1996 Scottish Food Awards’ marketing campaign of the year prize for its work for Orkney Meat.

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