Design Week Survey

Posted by | July 4, 2013 | blog

The design industry and the wider economy may have changed significantly since we last ran a Top 100 consultancies survey in 2011, but there is one major theme that seems to remain – some very impressive growth figures across all design sectors.

The consultancies returning to the Top 100 – of which there were 63 – posted an average fee income growth of 30 per cent over the two years. This is boosted by some spectacular individual results. Design Bridge, Pearlfisher, 20.20 and Taxi Studio all saw fee-income grow by more than 100 per cent in the period, while packaging specialist Equator Design saw a jaw-dropping 294 per cent growth, taking it to number 12 in the table up from 64.

Equator’s growth is due to a merger in May 2012 with Manchester-based GJ Creative, to form a specialist packaging company under the Equator banner. The unified company, which has offices in the UK, Ireland, the USA and Australia, counts Aldi, The Co-operative Group and Morrisons among its clients.

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