99% of firms in the design economy employ fewer than 50 people

Design Council (2018)

A recent report by the Design Council found that the majority of firms in the design economy employ fewer than 50 people. This is unsurprising, as design is often seen as a small-scale, personal industry. However, the report also found that these smaller firms are responsible for a significant proportion of the UK's design exports. In other words, despite their size, they are having a big impact on the country's economy.

This is good news for the UK design industry, as it indicates that there is strong demand for British design abroad. It also highlights the potential for small businesses to make a big impact on the economy. The report's findings suggest that the UK's design sector is healthy and competitive, and that it has a bright future ahead.