200 000 income per head? We wish it was!

It was interesting to read the top ten (page 53, DW 21 March). But while it would be wonderful to be generating fee income of 200 000 per employee, it is sadly not so. RPA’s worldwide turnover is around 17m, generating fee income of 10m. With 140 staff worldwide, it is more like 76 000 […]

The march of progress

It’s spring. I can tell because the heating has been turned off where I teach, and I am being greeted by the seasonal but vaguely absurd sight of café tables and chairs fighting for pavement space along polluted thoroughfares.

Midland’s statement

Light & Coley has created the branding and graphics for Midland Bank for its ‘Midland at Morrisons’ tie-up with the supermarket chain Morrisons.

Furniture award announced

Design Week is launching a new furniture award which will promote fresh design talent within the UK. – The award focuses on contemporary, original designs that are in, or for, production.


English & Pockett’s creative director Darrell Pockett has designed a package of sequences to mark Stella Artois’ sponsorship of Channel 5’s nightly film slot, which began on Sunday.

Second restaurant to open in Oxo Tower

Restaurant group Simpsons of Cornhill, operator of the Café dell’Ugo and Drones chains, has appointed Apicella Associates to develop a format for its newly agreed 1000m2 site on the second floor of the Oxo Tower on London’s South Bank.

That survey again: we predict boom in UK

Regarding the Top 100 survey (DW 21 March), I do not expect our overall growth to be 70 per cent this year; the figure simply relates to UK fee income. This will be offset to some degree by a projected small reduction in overseas earnings. Michael Denny Managing/design director Roundel Design Group London W11

Engineer seeking own product design team

Design Bridge has named and created the branding, graphics and structural design for a new vodka brand, Maximus. The design team was led by creative director Paul Browton. The client, Primalco, will market Maximus in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe as a premium quality vodka at a less than premium price. Cato Consulting Group has created […]

20/20 wins Farmers job in NZ

New Zealand’s largest retail group, Farmers, has appointed London consultancy 20/20 Design & Strategy Consultants to develop a new format for its 59-strong department store chain.

Pub designs slaughtered

Designers have leapt to the defence of modern pub design after a second bout of criticism of the industry in recent weeks. The Which? Guide to Country Pubs, published last week, slates themed-pub design. Editor David Mabey says: “It’s a sad exercise that appears to… rip the heart and soul out of any decent hostelry”. […]

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