We always look forward to Design Week’s league tables. However, this year, we felt it did not represent groups that had changed their business model over the past year – when we had clearly explained this in our entry.
In 2006, Ralph came in at number 80 in the Top 100 league tables and it was ranked as the most efficient design group in the UK. Since then, we have demerged with DS Emotion. The demerger meant our turnover dropped.
However, in this year’s leagues, Ralph came in at number two in ‘Decline in fee-income’ chart, with a 33 per cent drop in turnover.
The reality is that we demerged and our turnover has actually increased.
Jay Armitage, Director and co-founder, Ralph, by e-mail