Design Council’s purpose is to make life better by design.  We work from grassroots to Government, delivering programmes, producing world-class research and influencing policy. Uniquely, our programmes cover the built environment, public sector design and social innovation, and business innovation. Our 75-year history and network of 450 associates across the design economy mean we can convene impartial and inclusive spaces to tackle tricky problems.

We work collaboratively in partnership with others – government, public bodies, charities and foundations and businesses – to achieve lasting results on pressing economic, social and environmental challenges.

Our areas of work