A new membership scheme – the first in the society’s 200-year history – will offer ‘limited’ spaces to design consultancies and advertising agencies, as well as to lawyers, medical suppliers, pharmaceutical companies and private healthcare groups.
A total of 50 places will be available, with ten to 12 of those earmarked for design and advertising.
The Big Window has created the corporate membership pack, and the consultancy’s director Adrian Nunn enthuses about the opportunities that RSM membership could offer design groups.
‘This is a venerable institution in a very smart location which could give designers the ability to mix and network with key people in the medical profession. There are design groups for whom 60 per cent of their work is in healthcare, and this would be ideal for them,’ says Nunn.
RSM marketing director Janice Liverseidge says, ‘It is nice to come off-site for meetings with clients sometimes, and we can provide a place for lunch, drinks or coffee.’ She details the society’s itinerary, saying, ‘We have innovations briefings in which inventors will come in and talk about how their products have changed healthcare.’
The RSM appointed The Big Window in August on the strength of the consultancy’s previous work for the society. ‘We opted for an understated, straightforward and simple look, as this is not a big sell,’ says Nunn.
The corporate membership scheme launches on 1 December, with design groups ‘welcome to get in touch with us for a look around’, says Liverseidge.