Looking through the latest issue of The Big Picture, which focuses on financial services, we find some of the facts and figures surprising.
We are naturally disappointed not to be included in your annual report section, as we designed reports for M&G, Foreign and Colonial, Provident Financial and CGU last year and our annual income from these projects was £392 049. As it stands, this would have placed us third in your table.
But it is not just Bamber Forsyth that is conspicuous by its absence. There are surely other major players missing from these tables, such as Pauffley, Tor Pettersen and Marchant.
In addition, the figures you have published suggest that several of those included only worked on one report for financial services last year, which would hardly place them in the top league in this field.
We understand that our exclusion is due to our failure to see the invitation in Design Week to submit our figures, for which we apologise.
However, we do feel that if Design Week wants to present ‘The Big Picture’ in any field, it should tap into its own unrivalled knowledge of the design community and chase those it knows to be the major players.
This would help ensure The Big Picture is always an accurate and truly representative snapshot of the relevant sector.
The relevant forms were sent to all consultancies active in the sector, including Bamber Forsyth, and calls were made to urge them to return them.
We did everything but fill in the forms – Ed.