Broome Jenkins – bridging the North/South divide

Broome Jenkins is fully committed to the regional design sector and the value of local talent. We started in Chichester, but opened a second office – Broome Jenkins North – to do work with a strong regional bias in the North West.

So reading Matt Wardle’s letter ‘Why fly south for design and ignore local talent?’ (Letters, DW 24 January), we feel obliged to agree with his sentiment, but also to correct a wrong assumption.

It’s true we made contact with John McFaul through my involvement with the South Coast Design Forum, but our team in the North West, led by Beverly Wood, carried out the work in collaboration with the North West Regional Development Agency. It was also a bonus that, not only was McFaul right for the job, but he was also from Birkenhead.

And on the subject of re-investment, while there may be no guarantees that Liverpool 08 will sustain the local economy for years to come, it’s a pretty good start.

Barry Jenkins, Director, Broome Jenkins South and South Coast Design Forum, by e-mail

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