WPP sets new record for performance

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell has reported a peak performance in the communications company’s 2004 annual report. But he indicates that prospects for the industry this year are less favourable than for 2004.

Figures from Enterprise IG show that European trading has slowed, partly because low mergers and acquisitions activity led to a fall in corporate identity projects, the report states.

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Design Bridge acquired by WPP

The sale of the independent brand consultancy will see it retain its creative independence and management, while it has also revealed plans to expand to Shanghai.

Design Manchester 2017 announces line-up

The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne