Members’ Area

From receiving expert help and guidance to benchmarking your business’ performance, the Members’ Area is a gateway to resources, services and support specifically developed for those working in the field of design.

Some sections are exclusively accessible to DBA members, connecting you to the extensive range of benefits your membership provides.

DBA membership extends to everyone working within your business – all members of your team can register for their own password – ensuring the whole team benefits.

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Experts

If you have a particular business challenge or are looking to move your agency to the next level, we’ll work closely with you to connect you to an expert, whatever the issue. We’ve identified expert consultants with sustained and relevant experience in supporting the design industry, so you can rest assured that we can introduce you to the right one to meet your needs.

Our Experts have extensive experience supporting the creative industry and are:

  • DBA Approved.
  • Recommended by peers.
  • Reference checked.

If you’re interested in becoming a DBA Expert find out more. Alternatively email Adam Fennelow or call 020 7251 9229 for more information.

Adrian Day

Adrian Day


As a Non-Executive Director, I help your business perform better by acting as your experienced, objective and supportive 'critical friend'.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning, Marketing, People


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Adrian Wheeler

Adrian Wheeler


We work with owner-managers of creative businesses that have hit a plateau and are frustrated or confused as to what the next steps should be.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, People


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Aliya Vigor-Robertson

Aliya Vigor-Robertson


Aliya and her business partner Sue run an HR Consultancy called JourneyHR. They have a brilliant team of creative industry HR specialists who work with a large community of award winning clients helping them attract and retain their talent.

Areas of Expertise: People


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Andre Young

Andre Yong


Andre founded new business agency Angsana over ten years ago after working with agencies such as Landor and Fitch. Andre helps creative agencies design and execute marketing campaigns that maximise their skills and case studies to win new name clients.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Marketing


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Catherine Allison

Catherine Allison


Catherine provides bespoke presentation and communication skills training to help agencies win more business.

Areas of Expertise: People


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Chris Lang

Chris Lang


Chris and his team have worked with many companies over the years to help improve their financial performance, not only by processing day to day data but also improving processes and commercial awareness throughout the company. This approach ensures high quality information and therefore better decision making at the top level.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning


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Chris Lever

Chris Lever


Chris’s expertise is in creative business management and planning systems, and he works hard to ensure his clients get better use of and value from the systems they have.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning


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Darrell Stuart-Smith

Darrell Stuart-Smith


Darrell is an approachable lawyer with unique insight into the design industry and extensive experience of giving advice across the creative sector.

Areas of Expertise: Legal & ethical, People


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Gary Baxter expert

Gary Baxter


Gary offers practical management advice and avoid financial jargon. His clients cover a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to long established design groups.

Areas of Expertise: Financial planning


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Gill Thomas

Gill Thomas


Gill is an independent creative consultant working both directly with corporate and retail clients on brand and communications projects as well as with creative agencies looking to bring strategic thinking into their creative process.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Marketing, People


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