Top 100 survey shows total fee-income fall

The total fee-income from all Design Week Top 100 consultancies is down by 13 per cent this year, to stand at £359m.

Staff numbers have fallen by 39 per cent, split between a UK fall of 14 per cent and a worldwide fall of 91 per cent. They have fallen by more than income, resulting in improved efficiency.

The Top 100 consultancies are bullish about the future, however, with 31 groups in the table projecting a fee-income increase of 20 per cent or more over the next year.

In her analysis of the results, Amanda Merron, partner at accountant Kingston Smith W1, says, ‘The make-up of the Top 100 is totally different this year compared with previous years.’

To see the results and analysis in full, and to find out who topped the chart, see the Top 100 supplement with tomorrow’s issue of Design Week.

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