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

Diversity and business performance – is there a link? 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

Design Council launches the Design Economy 2018 at Northern Powerhouse Summit At the Northern Powerhouse Summit on Thursday 5 July, Design Council CEO Sarah Weir launched our new Design Economy report alongside Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark. Design Council CEO Sarah Weir launched our new report alongside Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

News — 09/07/2018

The future is design Design Council launches The Design Economy 2018 report, setting out the position of UK design and establishes a vision for its future. Design Council launches The Design Economy 2018 report, setting out the position of UK design and establishes a vision for its future.

News — 28/06/2018

5 guerrilla design tactics for young businesses Gil Kahana from ChattyFeet gives us some tips and tricks he would recommend for young, up and coming businesses. Gil Kahana from ChattyFeet gives us some tips and tricks he would recommend for young, up and coming businesses.

Feature — 16/05/2018

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