Watch the highlights from the four sessions at our Leading Business by Design summit, with speakers including Martha Lane Fox (Go ON UK), Matt Webb (BERG) and Rachel Jackson (Thomson Reuters).

Adding value: using design to improve products and services

In association with Interbrand

Our experts discuss the role of design in improving products and services - and how it can increase brand value. 

Featuring Sue Daun (Interbrand London), Paul Gardien (Philips), Maggie Hodgetts (Waitrose) and Jeremy Lindley (Diageo).

Innovate and succeed: using design and technology to get ahead

In association with Technology Strategy Board

The panel discuss combining design and technology and why introducing it early in development can lead to a better experience for the customer and the business.

Featuring Paul Mason (Technology Strategy Board), Arren Roberts (Shropshire Council) and Matt Webb (BERG).

Inspiring cultural change: using design to build high performance teams

In association with the Arts & Humanities Research Council

Our experts discuss embedding design in business - and how it can inspire cultural change.  

Featuring  Annemie Ress (PurpleBeach), Graham Hopkins (Rolls-Royce) and Rachel Jackson (Thomson Reuters).

Winning workplaces: using design to create environments for success

In association with Derwent London

How can design create a successful workplace? Our panellists discuss the benefits of a good working environment.

Featuring: Rob Brown, (Barclays), Nigel Oseland, (Workplace Unlimited), Molly Crockett, (Wellcome Trust Centre of Neuroimaging), Ken Giannini, (Scott Brownrigg Architects).

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News & opinion

The Design Economy 2018 – Introducing the case studies Design Council commissioned seven case studies to sit alongside the economic analysis and survey from the Design Economy 2018, bringing to life how some firms are using design. We commissioned seven case studies to bring to life how some firms are using design in a systematic or strategic way.

News — 14/09/2018

Why design is integral to the future of UK exports Design will play a major role if we are to increase to reach the government’s ambition of raising exports as a proportion of GDP by 5%. Design will play a major role if we are to increase to reach the government’s ambition of raising exports as a proportion of GDP by 5%.

News — 24/08/2018

Diversity and business performance – is there a link? The 2018 design economy is 78% male, which is a higher figure than for the wider UK workforce (53% male) and has not improved since the last edition of the Design Economy in 2015. To what extent might inequalities be holding the design economy back from achieving its full value to the UK economy? To what extent might inequalities be holding the design economy back from achieving its full value to the UK economy?

Feature — 13/08/2018

Not at the heart of the NPPF but definitely in the mind We are pleased to see that design plays a much more prominent role in the revised National Planning Policy Framework. We are pleased to see that design plays a much more prominent role in the revised National Planning Policy Framework.

News — 07/08/2018

The right design for productivity Our response to the government's Business Productivity Review. Our response to the government's Business Productivity Review.

News — 23/07/2018

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