Popping-in?

We designed our studio; it's filled with light and music. There are multiple meeting rooms, a well stocked kitchen, and an indoor garden (with fishpond). Pop-in for tea and stay to use a spare desk for as long as you need.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Public transport

We’re next to Greenwich train and DLR station. We have a door right on the concourse but it’s different to our postal address.

From Greenwich rail platform

This video shows the route to take from the train that will arrive at Greenwich rail station from London Bridge.

From Greenwich DLR station

This video shows the route to take from the DLR that will arrive at Greenwich DLR station from Bank.

By car

If you have to come by car, we have a couple of parking spaces in front of our studio. Call ahead to make sure they’re free, and use our postcode (SE10 9QF) to guide you in.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. Use whichever medium works best for you.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

New project enquiry

It's exciting to chat about potential new projects. We don't have a ‘sales’ team or a form to fill in. Call us or give us a little detail via email and we'll get straight back to you.

enquiry@cogdesign.com

Website support

If you're a client then you'll be best served by calling us or contacting us via Basecamp, otherwise you can use this dedicated email that reaches all of the digital team.

digital@cogdesign.com

Finance questions

This email hits the inboxes of the people who deal with our bookkeeping and finances.

accounts@cogdesign.com

Just want a chat?

Sometimes enquiries don't fall neatly under a heading, do they?

hello@cogdesign.com

Cultural Calendar

A round-up of recommendations and reviews, sent on the first Friday of each month, topped-off with a commissioned image from a talented new illustrator. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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Cog News

An irregular update of activity from our studio. Showing off about great new projects, announcements, job opportunities, that sort of thing. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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Exports of Cultural Interest and Acceptance In Lieu

Documenting national treasures

Exports of Cultural Interest and Acceptance In Lieu reports

Campaign

We’ve been working with Arts Council England since 1991 (when they were The Arts Council of Great Britain). We work on various digital and printed publications, including these two legislative documents, laid before Parliament.

The Cultural Gifts Scheme enables UK taxpayers to donate important works of art for the benefit of the public or the nation, in return for a tax reduction. Acceptance in Lieu is similar but applies to inheritance tax or estate duty.

The schemes exist to help to keep assets of national importance in the UK, for the public benefit (and public display).

The relative merit (and value of each case) is judged by a committee of experts, and our job is to provide the catalogue of all of the cases for approval before Parliament (and as a public record).

The Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest committee has a similar purpose. These eight experts advise the Secretary of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) whether a cultural object intended for export is a national treasure. Any item considered too important to leave the UK can be placed under temporary export deferral.

Our role is to produce a published record of the cases reviewed in each year, and the results of those reviews.

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Each publication works to a strict timetable with a pre-booked date for ‘laying before Parliament’.

As well as working within  to Arts Council England and DCMS guidelines for design, we work with a proof-reader to ensure that all the text is consistent and within their house style.

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Image quality has to be exceptional so we colour balance and retouch images throughout and work with a specialist fine-art printer to ensure quality at every stage.

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The publications (which varying in page numbers each year) have to be designed and produced within strict guidelines for text size and structure. We relish the challenge of those restrictions whilst bringing a unique style a showcase for the artworks.

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The annual report was successfully laid in Parliament on Tuesday... The feedback I have received has been entirely positive. I have a copy on the desk in front of me and I am struck by what a handsome and beautifully presented document it is. The front cover has turned out particularly well. I think all that hard work and extra effort has resulted in a really smart report that we can all be proud of".
Peter Rowlands, Reviewing Committee Secretary Senior Manager, Cultural Property Collections
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It is such a privilege to get to work with these incredible art works (and to get the scoop on these big discussions).