A tribute to Gavin Cawood of PDR, a driving force behind the SEE network which involved many BEDA members.
It is with admiration and fondness that we remember Gavin Cawood who passed away at the end of November 2016. Gavin worked at PDR (International Design and Research Centre) at Cardiff Metropolitan University for 21 years.
Three of BEDA’s clusters relate to the economic value of design; we offer an overview of the importance of this area of work.
The creative sector is recognised as a significant economic driver within the EU; BEDA members lead several initiatives to measure and understand the extent of its impact. Through collecting and interpreting business data relating to design, this information can then be used to map the potential of integrating design and influencing policymakers at regional, national and EU level.