LSC forms first London design roster

The Learning and Skills Council is in the throes of compiling its first ever roster of design and marketing consultancies for its five London offices.

The Government organisation is signing off a roster of ‘between 25 and 30’ companies to supply design, marketing and communications services groups, says LSC head of marketing and communications Mary Wray. These consultancies will form part of a larger roster of marketing services, which takes in areas such as events and telemarketing. Each group completed a three-stage public tender process to gain a place on the roster. However, as a number of contracts are still awaiting completion, Wray declined to reveal the complete list.

‘The roster consultancies will primarily handle work for the five London offices, but may also undertake wider projects,’ according to Wray.

She confirms that London branding and design consultancy Start Creative is one of the groups on the forthcoming shortlist. Its remit will encompass corporate communications – branding, print and design – and youth, consumer and business-to-business marketing.

The LSC is responsible for funding and planning education and training for over- 16-year-olds in England. Headquartered in Coventry, the organisation was established in 2001 and commands an annual budget of £8bn.

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