Building the future through partnerships

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The client

The National Centre for Universities and Business is an independent not-for-profit business that develops, promotes and supports world-class collaboration between universities and business across the UK.

The challenge

Design the flagship State of the Relationship report for the sixth annual assessment on the health of collaborative partnerships. The report is an exploration and celebration of the achievements made when universities and business come together to innovate and provide social and economic benefits. The brief included design and print of the report.

The result

The design is built around a template format which we developed for the inaugural report in 2013. Although the design has evolved over the years, the template style has largely remained unchanged and is integral to the success of the report. It is a relatively complex document with a diverse range of content submitted from over 40 different contributors - some long and academic pieces containing charts and tables, some short with more of a focus on illustrations and imagery.

We worked closely with the client throughout the process in order to deliver the 128pp A4 report within a tight timeframe for a prestigious launch event in London.

Feedback from the client and NCUB members (including CEOs of Multinationals and Vice Chancellors of Universities) was, once again, extremely positive.

A digital version of the report can be accessed here: