September 2022

Best Design Agencies in the United Kingdom

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Hiring the right design agency can help a business succeed. The biggest benefits strong design provides businesses include increasing the value of your business, having more aesthetically pleasing business materials, maintaining a brand image that is consistent, recognizable, and reliable, attracting the right audience, and accessing strong project management.

The cost of a design firm depends on the type of design being performed. In general, businesses should expect to pay between $150 and $500 as a start for any design service.

We compiled and vetted a list of design agency in the United Kingdom to help you find a design companies. Each company has a portfolio of work and is ranked based on client reviews, market leadership, and work experience. Hire the design companies that aligns with your business goals, project management style, budget, and timeline.

List of the Top Design Companies in the UK

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Burts Digital is a creative agency based in London and was founded in 2018. They have about 50 employees that specialize in web development, branding, SEO, social media marketing, digital marketing, and web design for a wide range of clients mainly focusing on IT, e-commerce, and business services industries.

    Onyx Streetwear hired Burst Digital for web development and SEO services for their clothing company. They revamp the client’s Shopify site, building the entire backend and helping them now with SEO to improve their site's Google rankings. Thanks to Burst Digital's work, the site runs more smoothly and looks professional, and the client has seen an increase in traffic and sales after just 4-5 weeks since they revamped the client's website. The team is great at project management and availability and sticks to the budget. Their almost immediate results stand out.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Graphic Design
    • 20% Web Design
    • 20% Branding
    • 40% Other
    Pitch Deck Design For A Startup

    Pitch Deck Design For A Startup

    We curated & designed a pitch deck for Assist's SEIS round.
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    Ad Campaign For A Subscription Site

    Ad Campaign For A Subscription Site

    The Lucinda Green XC Academy needed help running the PPC & display ads for their membership reopening. The campaign we worked with them on successfully delivered an acquisition cost of under £80, which is...
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    Motion Effects Video For A Tech...

    Motion Effects Video For A Tech...

    We created a motion effects video for the launch of ProFitX, a startup partnered with the Dallas Mavericks that is revolutionising sports probability.
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    Website Development For A Bar In...

    Website Development For A Bar In...

    We designed & developed a website for a London-based cocktail bar. They wanted a simple, grid-based website focused on imagery. 
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Lymm, United Kingdom

    Visions Design is a digital creative studio based in the UK and was founded in 2010. They have about 50 employees that specialize in branding, web design, and graphic design for a wide range of clients mainly focusing on advertising & marketing, business services, and education industries.

    Kaizen Global Group Ltd hired Visions Design to develop and design their recruitment agency's website. They created a holding page and delivered initial designs and mock-ups before building the final site. The team drove a remarkable increase in the client's traffic, resulting in increased profits. The collaborative team leveraged their exceptional technical expertise and keen understanding of the client's vision to deliver a site that better represented their business and offerings.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 25% Web Design
    • 25% Other
    GAC

    GAC

    GAC came to us in search of a redesign of their identity and website, as they felt their current site isn’t true to their brand and company values. Their brand name is well-known in the air charter industry and to...
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    MyCarNeedsA.com

    MyCarNeedsA.com

    The MycarNeedsA.com platform was from using a complex database to match user requests to the relevant dealers. The whole business is built around the website and the marketing strategy balancing budgets to get the best...
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    Nada Architects

    Nada Architects

    The design for NADA was kept simple and clean. Our homepage design incorporated space to show off the latest work NADA has to offer as well as client testimonials and contact information for both offices, again making the...
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    Maison Fleur

    Maison Fleur

    Maison Fleur wanted a unique page to display all of their different music events, menus and offers easily. We designed and developed custom blocks showing off all upcoming events to make it as simple as possible to show...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    As an award-winning creative studio, Fishfinger Creative Agency is a London-based firm that has worked with clients such as Red Bull and Adidas. They provide branding, web design, and graphic design solutions for clients that range from startups to enterprises, and have experience in the fields of advertising & retail, among others.

    One of Fishfinger Creative Agency’s projects involved the creation of an online campaign for The Association of British Insurers. The organization wanted a unique campaign that would make insurance projects look more interesting and less boring. Fishfinger Creative Agency developed “The Insurance Experiments”, a themed campaign that achieved just that.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 25% Packaging Design
    • 25% Other
    Cats & Dogs — The Weather App

    Cats & Dogs — The Weather App

    FEATURED in App Store's "4 New Apps We Love" and "Apps & Games We Love This Month!" Cats & Dogs is an in-house passion project that created a unique pawsome experience — mixing routine weather checking with...
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    Bradford Comico

    Bradford Comico

    Bradford Comico is a multi-genre entertainment convention held annually in conjunction with the Bradford Literature Festival.  The challenge was to create a complete brand identity system that was aesthetically exciting...
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    Louise Pentland

    Louise Pentland

    Louise Pentland is a British Fashion and Beauty Vlogger, Blogger, Youtuber, Internet personality and Author. She is best known to her fans and viewers on YouTube as “Sprinkle of Glitter” or "Sprinkle of Chatter" with...
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    The Bellevue Residences

    The Bellevue Residences

    The challenge called for an encompassing logo that would stretch across sub-logos for different facilities of the tower to retain consistency and to give a visual voice to the name and create a brand as a signature...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Plug & Play has provided branding work for clients like Emoquo. Based in London, Plug & Play brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When EightCap was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Plug & Play crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Plug & Play designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 10% Web Development
    • 10% Other
    Carbon Footprint Calculator for WWF

    Carbon Footprint Calculator for WWF

    We partnered with WWF to deliver a flexible and scalable carbon footprint calculator. We delivered the calculator as a Laravel Web App with a Vue.js frontend. As the required calculations vary depending on factors such as...
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    UX/UI and Development of CRM...

    UX/UI and Development of CRM...

    MyOptique Group accelerate 'time to resolution' in call centres by overhauling their CRM interface. We collaborated with key user groups to develop user-centric solutions to pain points in the existing CRM interface. We...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With notable clients such as Google and The Wave, Hiyield is a digital product studio headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The team is focused on providing website applications, custom web portals, and CMS implementation services to SMBs from around the globe.

    One of Hiyield’s notable projects was its web development, design, and SEO services partnership with Xigxag, an audiobook startup from London. The team delivered a catalog site and provided page mock-ups for the client. They also added key features such as APIs and site maps.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Other
    Hug | Digital Product

    Hug | Digital Product

    hug is building happier, healthier and more productive workplace. We worked in partnership, combining a brilliant vision with our expertise, taking take hug to market. What we delivered MVP development We took the idea...
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    Kraken Marketing | Bespoke...

    Kraken Marketing | Bespoke...

    Kraken Marketing is a revolutionary digital marketing agency that beats the boring and combats the mind-numbingly dull. Kraken Marketing was looking for a team that would give her the tools to create a website that...
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    The Wave | Micro Website

    The Wave | Micro Website

    With the 21 beautiful tents pitched up, The Wave team briefed us on a brand new microsite. It will be the central source of displaying their new venture and seamlessly helping customers book their stay. What the project...
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    GoCollaborate | Digital Product

    GoCollaborate | Digital Product

    Startup GoCollaborate is empowering communities to contribute towards their neighbourhood development plans, leaving no one behind through a bespoke web app. Our experience at building Minimum Viable Products (MVP) with a...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Great Baddow, United Kingdom

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Teledyne, but Polar Creative is a branding agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This UK-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Polar Creative helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for E2V. Polar Creative helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 35% Web Design
    • 25% Graphic Design
    Jump Street Website Design

    Jump Street Website Design

    Jump Street approached Polar with an exciting mission: to inject the energy of their activities into their brand and create a range of dynamic multimedia. Alongside the development of the Jump Street brand, Polar were...
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    Reacton Website Design

    Reacton Website Design

    Website Design for Reacton!
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    Defence Leaders Rebrand

    Defence Leaders Rebrand

    Formerly TDNUK, Defence Leaders approached Polar with a view to build a new online platform in which to showcase and manage their events globally. From our initial discussions and planning, we proposed a complete rebrand...
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    RGH Rebrand

    RGH Rebrand

    RGH Approached Polar looking to develop their existing brand to bring them into a new and modern era. Their brand had real value in recognition, so it was our task to keep the well know visuals and name but to add a new...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom

    3 Sided Cube won App Agency of the Year at the 2018 UK App Awards and Most Innovative App Developer at the UK Agency Awards. Their team of 30+ designers and developers has served clients in over 90 countries across the world.

    The American Red Cross has long-struggled to make donating blood an appealing way to make a difference. 3 Sided Cube created a mobile app that transformed blood donation. The app allows donors to track where their blood is being used to save lives.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    American Red Cross - Blood Donor...

    American Red Cross - Blood Donor...

    With blood banks at an all-time low and blood donations continuing to drop-off all across the US, The American Red Cross reached out to 3 Sided Cube to develop a solution that would disrupt the donation process and...
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    RNLI - H2Only App

    RNLI - H2Only App

    The aim of H2Only is, to raise as much money as possible for the RNLI. As a charity, the RNLI relies on the support of the public to continue saving lives at sea.
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    British Red Cross - First Aid App

    British Red Cross - First Aid App

    App Credentials: Winner of the Best Mobile App at the European Digital Communication Awards. No 10 App in the UK Android, iOS and Blackberry Builds Localised into 26 Languages and in 88 Countries
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    Boots - Eye Check App

    Boots - Eye Check App

    App Credentials: #1 App in the UK 1 Million+ downloads
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Lighthouse London has provided UX and custom software solutions for huge names like John Lewis as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This UK based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Drinkaware needed a powerful way to supercharge their custom software, they turned to Lighthouse London. Lighthouse London completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 90% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Product Design
    Event Safety Plan - SaaS Product...

    Event Safety Plan - SaaS Product...

    We helped scope, design and build the MVP of Event Safety Plan and in the years since have consistently worked with the founding team to build new features and extend the product as more users came on board.Full UX and UI...
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    Connect - Product design and...

    Connect - Product design and...

    A bespoke tool created to completely digitise the workflow of a market research company working with large names like the BBC, Google and eBay.Workshopping and wireframing the potential solutionCreation of modular UI...
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    Startup product design and...

    Startup product design and...

    We helped the founders of this ambitious travel startup test and validate their idea before designing and building the system from the ground up. Prototyping and detailed product scopingFull UX and UI designBespoke...
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    BandWagon - UI Design for a live...

    BandWagon - UI Design for a live...

    We built v1 of BandWagon all the way back in 2011 and came back on board to breathe some new life into the visuals for the platform in 2018.https://wearelighthouse.com/our-work/bandwagon/
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Furthermore has provided UX and UI design work for clients like DOrmakaba. Based in London, Furthermore brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Hall & Partners was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Furthermore crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Furthermore designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Product Design
    • 20% Other
  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Founded in 2017, We Are Kitty is a website design and development agency that specializes in conversion rate optimization and e-commerce consulting. The London-based team works with companies of all sizes from different industries such as supply chain, automotive, and financial services.

    One of We Are Kitty’s long-ongoing partnerships is with Big Grin Distillery, a distillery company from Bulford, United Kingdom. The team provides search engine optimization, website design, and development services using BigCommerce.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Web Design
    • 20% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 40% Other
  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Creative Navy’s is known for their relentless pursuit of design performance and focus on high-quality user experience for clients around the world. They are a leading UX and UI design firm in the U.K. and work with clients like Discovery Channel and Jaguar. 

    The team at Creative Navy worked with the World Customs Organisation to design the UX for Border Police Intelligence System. They used their full-service line—user research, prototyping, and testing, design, implementation—to give the system a complete redesign and help Border Force Agents of over 100 countries use it effectively. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% UX/UI Design
    Mobile Event App UX

    Mobile Event App UX

    This is a leading event app in the UK used by most of the independent and underground event organisers. We have recreated the UX concept and then we have designed the interactions and the actual UI of the app. We have...
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    Accounting App

    Accounting App

    This is the most successful online accounting tool in the Netherlands. The interface is adaptive and responsive, guiding the user through workflows. 
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    Vendor platform

    Vendor platform

    Service providers create accounts on this platform and list their services, such as photography, entertainment, event services. The onboarding process depicted here takes the users through a set of questions and builds...
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    UX design for In-car AI

    UX design for In-car AI

    The artificial intelligence system is used in cars to control the behaviour of several car components, based on the user's preferences. We have worked on the UX concept for the app: how it engages with users and how users...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Limeup is a product design agency based in London and was founded in 2019. They have about 50 employees that specialize in UX/ UI design, web design, mobile app design, digital product design, and SaaS services for a wide range of clients mainly focusing on financial services, business services, and e-commerce industries.

    Impltech hired Limeup to design their software development firm's web pages for each of their new service offerings. Limeup adapted the overall style of the website and gave suggestions to maximize page conversion rates. The pages Limeup designed achieved conversion rates that matched and often exceeded the conversion rate of previously developed webpages. The team facilitated a straightforward design process where all feedback was recognized and all revisions quickly implemented which is why the client understood why each step was done and why it was needed and that's why the team left no room for uncertainty.

    SERVICES
    • 80% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Web Design
    Website for Gaming Industry

    Website for Gaming Industry

    Tycoon Syndicate is a team of betting professionals who deliver the most accurate sports predictions. The client asked us to help them redesign their existing site and create an updated look for their company.   We...
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    Advanced iGaming Platform

    Advanced iGaming Platform

    Limeup collaborated with an online casino Galaxy Bingo to create the platform from scratch. We partnered to overhaul the UX/UI and help the casino grow at a stellar rate.   While the casino offers players a wide range of...
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    Exclusive Private iGaming Platform

    Exclusive Private iGaming Platform

    Aristocrat is a private sports betting company. The task sounded familiar – to restructure the platform and upgrade its visual identity.   Our main goal was to build additional features while taking the platform to an...
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    Innovative Betting Platform

    Innovative Betting Platform

    Bingo.bet is an online casino that offers an expansive range of table games. Our role was to redefine the user experience and craft a beautiful and captivating interface.   We started by conducting market research to dig...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    What do Simba and King Gaming have in common? They’ve both turned to Fortnight for product design expertise. This UK-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When BMW launched a platform targeting their unique users, Fortnight analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 55% Mobile App Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Web Design
    • 20% Other
  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Many enterprise clients count Browser London as their dependable web development experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this London-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Browser London client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Browser London has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 40% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Web Design
    • 15% Other
    Building a Business Hub for the...

    Building a Business Hub for the...

    The Mayor of London's Business Hub platform had grown bloated and slow. A complicated, proprietary WordPress deployment was a barrier to change, and the site's complicated information architecture was preventing search...
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    Making Twine, a SaaS Web App

    Making Twine, a SaaS Web App

    Twine is a document sharing and collaboration platform for the modern workplace. Built by the Browser teams as a SaaS web app, Twine has been helping businesses bring their people, content and ideas together since it's...
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    Building and Launching Lightning...

    Building and Launching Lightning...

    The Lightning API team wished to create a platform for conducting stakeholder research across global healthcare systems, allowing users to develop their own surveys on-demand and to select a respondent sample of budget...
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    Creating Bespoke Business...

    Creating Bespoke Business...

    We were approached by a client in the insurance industry that was sitting on a burgeoning supply of risk data. The organisation wanted to make this valuable information more readily understandable, accessible and...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Where do companies turn when their current branding isn’t making the grade and they need a fast course-correction? Brands like Max Factor turn to The Yard Creative, a London-based agency that delivers brand development to organizations and companies that need results.

    iSmash is a phone and tech repair company that needed to improve their branding. They employed The Yard Creative, who were quickly able to analyze their existing branding, then develop and execute a more effective approach that led to a measurable increase in KPIs.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Branding
    • 33% Graphic Design
    • 32% Market Research
    Derbion: Rebrand of an iconic...

    Derbion: Rebrand of an iconic...

    TYC were given the challenge to create a dynamic brand for the new real estate investment owners of intu Derby.   Breaking the mould of traditional shopping centres and creating a destination for the people of Derby...
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    JFK Airport: The future of...

    JFK Airport: The future of...

    Facing the most disruptive two years air travel has ever experienced and tasked with bringing customers back to the airport, we were asked by our client to create a strategic piece around the future of the airport...
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