960. The Design Council.

The Design Council's role is to promote the use of design to improve people's lives by advancing design-led innovation, encouraging debate and informing government policy1. The Design Council was established in 1944 to elevate industrial design standards in goods manufacturing in the United Kingdom2 to support Britain's economic recovery. The council was incorporated by royal charter in 1976 and is a registered charity3. It was formerly a non-departmental public body funded by an annual grant from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with co-sponsorship from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport but since April 1 2011 it