He says the position, which will be remunerated, will not conflict with his three-daya- week role at Media Square as Lloyd Northover Group chairman. Worthington is also acting chairman of Creative & Cultural Skills.
Worthington says he has been working with Designerblock for around two years on an informal basis. He adds that he sees Designersblock as a potential asset for Media Square groups, adding, ’If one of the Media Square groups is working on a pitch, Designersblock could be a helpful part of the team. They have experience we don’t have.’
Designersblock co-founder Piers Roberts says Worthington’s new role will allow Designersblock to develop new areas and clients, as well as promoting the breadth of work it currently does. He says, ’It will help crystallise the potential that exists in different strands of our work. I think what we’ve been doing is broader than people are aware. If we’re mixing in client work that sits alongside that then that’s all well and good.’
Roberts adds, ’David is able of looking at the capacity we have and the needs clients have and drawing them together. ’The relationship we’ve had so far has been ad hoc and informal – we’ve been able to act as mirrors for each other.’
Designersblock has been operating since 1998 and since then has produced more than 50 festivals of design, architecture and illustration involving more than 1600 creative companies from 33 countries. Last year it ran its main exhibition at Earls Court One during the London Design Festival.