23 October 1997

Overseas expansion needs careful planning

The Design Council/Design Business Association report on design as an export suggests that we in UK have a long way to go in order to reach our potential and build strong relationships with clients abroad (see News, page 4). It’s hardly surprising really, given the general lack of awareness among the majority of smaller design […]

Promotions at The Partners

An increase in fee income of 50 per cent over the past year is behind a rash of promotions and continued recruitment at The Partners, says a spokeswoman for the consultancy. Senior designers Nina Jenkins and Greg Quinton have both been promoted to design director level and Charlotte Blackburn has been promoted from project manager […]

Studying the classics

The Design Council’s Design in Business Week ’97 runs from 23 October to 4 November. There is a nationwide programme of events and conferences, dedicated to showing design’s value to business. Details: For more information about local events call the hotline on 0171-839 6288.

Glasgow bodies agree on ‘friendly city’ marque

For the first time ever Glasgow’s major promotional bodies are all backing the same city marque, designed by local group Wright Design. Each had previously traded under a separate logo. The city council has drawn up outline plans for the logo’s implementation in conjunction with the Greater Glasgow and Clyde tourist board and the Glasgow […]

Sport watches on to a winner

Thanks to London product design group Nick Griffin Associates, Far Eastern consumers are just about to get yet another lifestyle gadget to while away the time. The Time-Out trio of ‘sports’ watches are geared for active life – the Dive Timer for underwater use, Race Timer for cyclists and Athletic Timer for athletes. All are […]

What’s your game?

Party of the week was the annual cocktail-fest hosted by Fishburn Hedges. – Table football, pool, pinball, juggling waiters and a giant Scalextric track ensured a good attendance.

Fitch takes the fun and fruity approach

Fitch has created the brand, packaging and naming for Frootz, a new concept in fruit on trial at Waitrose and Alldays stores. Baking client Whitworths appointed Fitch to take exotic dried fruits out of their traditional ingredient niche and into the burgeoning snack market. “We wanted to promote the positive qualities derived from fruit but […]


At Terminal 2 in Manchester Airport and organised jointly by a number of Northern Business Links, Design in Business – Vision and Reality on 28 October aims to explore design’s potential for providing a competitive edge for retailers and manufacturers. Contact: Ray Millard on 0161 237 4000.

Bamber Forsyth unites Cowie

Transport operator Cowie Group is to rebrand as Arriva, consolidating its current 140 sub-brands under one name. A national bus brand will be one result. The Arriva title was developed by the client in conjunction with Bamber Forsyth. The consultancy then developed a “wheels within wheels” logo for the new brand. The change is subject […]

War museum unveils plans by Libeskind

The Imperial War Museum has unveiled plans for its proposed 35m northern branch, scheduled to open in 2002 at Trafford Wharfside in Greater Manchester. If successful in its funding applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund and regional European boards, the new branch will be housed in a distinctive building created by architect Daniel Libeskind. Based […]

Studying the classics

Matthew Valentine takes a look at a new series of books on design icons and learns, to his surprise, that his kettle has an impressive design pedigree.

Latest articles