Chartered Society of Designers approves charter change

The Chartered Society of Designers has approved plans to amend its Royal Charter to allow it to set up a register of chartered designers.

The CSD says it voted unanimously to approve the change at its annual general meeting last week. The amendments will now be presented to the Privy Council for approval.

A CSD statement says, ‘During this period [pending approval] the society will continue its consultation with those professional bodies which have expressed an interest in collaborating on setting up such a register.’

CSD chief executive Frank Peters told Design Week last month that changes to the CSD’s bylaws, which would enable it to set up the register, had been approved by last year’s AGM. He said these were also with the Privy Council for approval.

Peters said, ‘These two instruments of governance being conjoined will enable the society to set up and maintain such a register, subject to approval from the Privy Council.’

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