The Design Business Association this week launched its Design Referral Service for clients seeking design groups for projects. Appropriate names will be drawn from the DBA’s membership database according to the job.
Clients will be charged a fee for the service, depending on the value of the project. This will start at 250 for a project worth up to 25 000.
According to DBA board member Paul King, former design manager at Tesco and Woolworths: ‘Most clients would expect to go to a trade association to get this type of advice and would expect to pay a small fee.’ He also sees it as a useful service ‘for people wanting to refresh their rosters’.