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Shared Services for Design Firms

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We understand how challenging it can be to produce creative work and run a business at the same time. As a design firm, you also play an important role in providing creative services and solutions that enable your clients to gain a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving world.

To support you in your day-to-day operations, the DesignSingapore Council has put together a panel of aggregated service providers who are offering all design firms in Singapore preferential rates for the following services that are 20% to 50% lower than their usual rates. With the current business environment, we hope this will supporting you in carrying out core functions of your business, while reducing operating costs. This will help strengthen your firm's competitiveness

Types of services:

The services available are:

  1. Accounting
    Accounting services are often critical to design firms as they help design firms to focus on building their business. Tapping on accounting services also allows design firms to outsource the managing of their account receivables and payables, filing their yearly returns and other accounting-related needs.
     
  2. Corporate secretariat
    Having a corporate secretariat function is essential when designers intend to start their own practice. Corporate compliance processes may be tedious and challenging when setting up and maintaining a business. By tapping on to a corporate secretariat services, design firms can ease their administrative burdens and allow them to focus on their core business functions.
     
  3. Digital Marketing
    In the current business environment, there is an ever-increasing need for design firms to strengthen their engagement and outreach to both existing and potential clients through social media channels. Design firms can do so by either strengthening in-house digital marketing efforts, or by tapping on digital marketing services such as creating a social media strategy to reach out to their target audience.
     
  4. Human resources (HR)
    Human resource services play a key role in developing and reinforcing the values of a design firm regardless of its size. It is critical for design firms to develop values in performance management, payroll outsourcing, recruitment, training and development and ensuring all statutory requirements are met . Design firms can tap on human resource services or digital human resources platforms. Alternatively, design firms can strength the skills of their in-house human resource personnel through training and development.
     
  5. Intellectual Property Management
    As a producer of original and creative works, it is important for design firms to protect their designs. Design firms may not be familiar with their intellectual property and legal rights. By tapping on intellectual property services, design firms can file their creative works and seek advice on legal implications that may arise in the future.
     
  6. Public Relations
    In the current business environment, tapping on public relations services  is an alternative way to reach a targeted audience for design firms, such as trade media publications. With the assistance of the public relation providers, design firms can promote their brand, product or services to their target audience.

Other Resources

DesignSingapore Council has also complied a directory of services that are relevant to design firms. You may tap these existing services in Finance, HR, Business Insights, and Technology, to strengthen the running of your business.

The services below are endorsed by agencies such as Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), trade bodies like the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), and professional service bodies.

Enquiries

For price information, please contact the respective service providers directly. If you would like to recommend trusted service providers you have worked with, or to be included as a service provider in this listing, please contact the Industry Development Office at industry@designsingapore.org. The services listed are not endorsed by the DesignSingapore Council, and were updated in October 2020.

Service Providers Category of Service Provided Contact Person Contact No Email
Lee Wenyong Co & Holding Pte Ltd
  • HR
  • Accounting

Lee Wen Yong

Karen Woon

96930299

97828080

w@smesurvival.com

karen@smesurvival.com

StoneForest Pte Ltd
  • HR
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Secretariat Services
  • IP Management
  • Digital Marketing
Yang Li Lian 6594 7897 yanglilian@ AccountServe.com.sg
Tricor Singapore Pte Ltd
  • HR
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Secretariat Services
Foo Suan Kit 6236 3426 suan.kit.foo@ sg.tricorglobal.com
Edelman Singapore
  • PR
Malini Nathan 6733 1110 / 6494 1570 malini.nathan@edelman.com
Tate Anzur
  • Digital Marketing
  • PR

Jocelyn Luw

6568 9159/ 9765 5991

jocelyn.luw@tateanzur.com

Ella Cheong LLC
  • IP Management
Mark Cheng

6692 5549

mark.cheng@ellacheong.asia

CreativesAtWork
  • Digital Marketing
Jayce Tham 97918227 jayce@creativesatwork.asia

NOTE:

The DesignSingapore Council collated this list of service providers that are offering a selection of preferential rates and services. While we have done our best to ensure that these are reputable businesses that provide attractive offers to potential design firms, we urge design firms to exercise their discretion in selecting and working with the service providers herein. The DesignSingapore Council shall not be held responsible or liable in any way for any losses that any design firm or service provider may suffer as a result of a design firm’s decision to engage any of these service providers.

About Edelman Singapore

Edelman is a global communications firm with more than 60 offices delivering the right local expertise wherever brands and businesses tell their stories. The Singapore office, made up of more than 140 communicators, serves as the Asia Pacific hub for its leading global network and for Edelman Intelligence – its integrated research, analytics and measurement division. Together, they work with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organisations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations in the fast-paced and dynamic region.

Edelman ensures that excellence, curiosity and courage are embedded in everything they do – not just for clients and partners, but for its people. It maintains one of the highest retention rates in the market and continues to invest in learning, development and family-first policies. https://www.edelman.com/offices/singapore

About Lee Wenyong & Co

Lee Wenyong & Co. provides companies in Singapore with outsourced accounting operations, tax advisory and accounting IT systems and HR operations, manpower labour advisory and HR IT systems. Their accounting responsibilities to clients include accounts receivables data entry for cash, card and invoiced payments, and accounts payables data entry for settlement of suppliers invoices.Their HR responsibilities to clients include assisting with the recruitment process, creating new hire online orientation material, advising on employee relations, work pass application and renewal, administering e-pay, e-leave and e-claims, and conducting on-the-job training. https://www.leewenyong.com/

About StoneForest

Stone Forest provides a comprehensive suite of business solutions to support business growth in Singapore and globally. Its reputation has been built on technical competence, proactive client servicing and a commitment to uncompromising integrity, professionalism and high standards of service. Besides offering a suite of business solutions from business formation to payroll outsourcing, Stone Forest also offers basic to complex accounting and accounting-related requirements of businesses, serving small businesses to large enterprises in value-added accounting services, cloud accounting for small businesses to innovative services such as SWAT Accounting and CFO2SMEs. In addition, the payroll and HR administration solutions and team of experienced professionals have earned this division the reputation of being Singapore’s leading provider of cloud-based and fully managed payroll/HR services and solutions. http://www.stoneforest.com.sg/

About Tricor

Tricor Singapore Pte Ltd ("Tricor") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tricor Holdings Limited. Tricor is the leading business expansion specialist in Asia and a provider of integrated accounting, payroll, corporate secretarial and share registration services. With over 2,400 employees and a network of offices in 40 cities across 21 countries/territories, Tricor maintains a strong presence, especially in Asia. Tricor Singapore currently employs over 350 employees in Singapore, and serves over 6,000 clients, including 130 companies on the Singapore Stock Exchange and over 130 companies on the Global Fortune 1000 List. https://www.tricorglobal.com/

About Tate Anzur

Tate Anzur is an independent strategic communications agency dedicated to helping clients connect with stakeholders through genuine engagement. The agency provides integrated communication solutions both locally and internationally. Tate Anzur's services include event creation and management, branding counsel, government relations, strategic communications, corporate communications, media relations, content creation, digital marketing and social media and communications management. http://tateanzur.com/

About Ella Cheong LLC

Ella Cheong LLC is a leading specialist IP law firm in Singapore and Asia. We champion the value in your IP, and offer a comprehensive suite of IP services to meet diverse needs along the entire IP value chain. Our expertise ranges from the prosecution and enforcement of trade marks, patents, domain names and registered designs to the development of effective IP strategies for the protection, management and commercialisation of your IP. What matters most is what works.

We consider our services to be professional and of reputable standard. We recognise that excellent client service is a necessity, and it is therefore a key priority of our organisation. We pride ourselves in being client-oriented and customers can rest assured that our staff members are fully dedicated and trained to provide proficient and practical legal services and solutions. https://www.ellacheong.asia/

About CreativesAtWork

We are a media agency supercharged by a curated network of freelance media professionals who cover every consumer touchpoint including digital, social, mobile, broadcast, print, events and out-of-home. With a strong network of media freelancers, CreativesAtWork provides a complete solution to every project owner's media needs and requirements. From corporate branding and graphic design, to video production and post-production, to photography and talents, CreativesAtWork covers the entire chain of media skills. www.creativesatwork.asia


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