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Design Council Leadership Programme

Design Leadership Programme aims to help companies transform the way business thinks and works by opening up to new markets, and diversifing.

The scheme 50% funds SMEs to identify challenges and find design based solutions. It also helps embed invaluable skills and knowledge, to help you manage design in-house longer term.

It is specifically designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses, and is supported by government. While specific needs vary, they always use a clearly defined client journey to identify where design can best encourage growth. Broadly, this means:

  • Identifying medium and long-term challenges
  • Identifying the opportunities to address them
  • Defining practical design projects to meet these challenges
  • Helping plan and implement the projects

Full costs of the Design Leadership Programme range from £2,000 to £10,000, depending on the needs and scale of the business - . 50%  of which is funded to qualifying businesses, reducing costs to between £1,000 and £5,000. Your business covers the cost of implementing any design projects initiated as a result of the programme.

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