Promote design talent before your own directors

Reading of the ‘considerable consensus within design’ that a non-designer is able to win Designer of the Year (Comment, DW 23 June), everyone has missed one fundamental question: why would a Design Council director, a self-proclaimed non-designer, allow herself to even be nominated for such a prestigious design award?

Surely, working for a publicly funded organisation that (according to the Design Council’s website) ‘enhances prosperity and well-being in the UK by demonstrating and promoting the vital role of design in a modern economy’, Cottam should promote the talents of her designers rather than look after her own prosperity and well-being?

Haruo Morishima, London W12

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