Design for business

Your customers expect well-designed, good-looking, easy-to-use products, supported by convincing branding and packaging.

We can help you meet those expectations. We act as a single point of contact to high-quality design services and expert design advice that will help you increase sales, enhance your business’s profile and make it more competitive.

Businesses, that qualify, can apply for assistance from experienced mentors and design professionals through our new Design for Business programme.
Download the Design for Business programme brochure (PDF)

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  • DesignAdvice - up to one half day’s free design advice (usually at the customers premises) with design experts to advise and signpost businesses’ regarding design queries or needs. Provides the ideal platform to discuss your design needs prior to applying for DesignActive.
  • DesignActive - get support through a range of workshops, mentoring and up to seven days consultancy from a design agency. The cost to companies is £1250 + VAT with participation through a competitive application process.
    Enquire about DesignActive
  • DesignForward - allows you to build on the work created on DesignActive and get further input to implement the design project. It will encompass the engagement of your senior management and will offer up to ten additional mentoring/design days. Cost to companies is £1800 + VAT.

Case study | Hear how Clinical Leadership Solutions benefitted from the Design Active programme


Not sure that this support is right for you? Contact us and we can explore options for your business together.

Our support may be subject to some eligibility criteria.


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