Just three design consultancies have been appointed to the newly revised Waste & Resources Action Programme communications roster.
FHD, Rees & Co and Smith Creative are the three branding and design groups to have made the revised roster, while Ryan Turner Hope has been appointed to handle exhibitions.
The new roster, which has been trimmed down from a total of 20 to 14 consultancies, includes a mix of existing and new suppliers selected through the OJEU process.
Appetite, Raincoat and Lawton are among the branding groups to have been dropped.
Marketing agencies to have been appointed include Bray Leino, Archibald Ingall Stretton, Corporate Culture, Touch DDB and WARL Group.
The roster review comes ahead of Wrap’s plans to launch a fresh three-year business plan and communications strategy, from 2008 until 2011.
Wrap director of communications Nick Gammage, who led the roster review, says, ‘We’re entering into a critical phase of our development at a time when climate change and resource management are so high up the political agenda.’
‘We’ve created a smaller roster of high-calibre agencies to a complex stakeholder base. We will be working closely together as a team to spot opportunities for collaboration and integration. Reducing the roster inevitably means that some of the agencies will be leaving the framework,’ he adds.
The new roster is effective from 1 April.
The cuts are understood to be a result of Wrap’s decision to downsize its marketing budget by 25 per cent in the face of looming cuts to Government funding.