DW survey finds fee-income up

Recovery is heralded by a 10 per cent rise in design fee-income for some of the industry’s bigger consultancies, according to Design Week’s latest survey. Participants are also reporting a nine per cent increase in design staff since last year’s trawl.

The 1995 Design Week Top 100 Consultancy Survey charts the fortunes of 103 groups this year, ranging from BDG/McColl, which tops the size charts with 142 designers out of 196 staff, to 11 groups employing eight designers.

The listings are again ranked according to the number of designers employed full-time, and there is little real change in the ranking this year. The biggest shifts come from a change in the way we have compiled the listings, eliminating big architectural groups such as last year’s chart-topper RMJM, shopfitters and printers for which design consultancy is not the main thrust.

The 1995 survey was compiled and analysed with help from Ian Cochrane, chairman and chief executive of management consultancy Ticegroup.

For full listings, see page 27.

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