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.

Ian Cochrane

Ian Cochrane


Ian's mission is to ensure that a business grows in a way that shareholders want as opposed to how clients want things to be; to help the business set a growth agenda and ensure it sticks to it rigidly despite the daily demands of a busy design agency.

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


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Ifan Lloyd

Ifan Lloyd


Ifan's functions ranged from sales, credit control and company secretarial to taxation, financial and management accounting. He has a history of making a sustained contribution to a company’s turnover and profitability in a variety of business sectors.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning


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Jack O'Hern

Jack O’Hern


Jack works with owner managed businesses to help them first identify and then achieve their goals, through a combination of strategy and tax planning.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning


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James Selby Bennett

James Selby Bennett


James has been the DBA solicitor for over 15 years and gives practical and user friendly commercial legal advice to design consultancies in relation to all aspects of the Design Business including intellectual property law, artistic law, contract law, international law, competition law and employment law.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning, Legal & ethical, People


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Jeremy Davies expert

Jeremy Davies


Jeremy helps design businesses to identify, target and talk to new potential clients. As a hands-on manager of the marketing and business development process, he helps to enlarge the toolkit, engage the team, and make stuff happen.

Areas of Expertise: Marketing, People


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Jeremy Pennant

Jeremy Pennant


Jeremy is a Trade Mark attorney with over 25 years’ experience. He advises clients on a comprehensive range of trade mark, copyright and branding issues.

Areas of Expertise: Legal & ethical


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John Chittenden

John Chittenden


John provides strategic legal advice to his clients on all aspects of their business. His work involves all contentious and non-contentious aspects of commercial and construction law. The experience gained from working in industry enables him to focus on providing solutions.

Areas of Expertise: Legal & ethical, People


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Jonathan Gaunt

Jonathan Gaunt


Jonathan believes in doing finance better together and he believes designers deserve a ‘best friend in finance’. He wants to help their design business clients succeed and be their trusted adviser, enabling them to drive their business growth and success.

Areas of Expertise: Financial planning


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Jonathan Kirk

Jonathan Kirk


Jonathan works with agencies who are hungry for growth or looking to achieve a next stage of development. Services: Defining a real point of difference versus competitors, new business/client development strategy, pitch partnering, training, client/lost pitch interviews.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Marketing, People


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Julian Davies

Julian Davies


Julian has spent over 25 years working with design and other creative agencies helping them become more profitable grow and, if required, help them sell.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning, Legal & ethical, People


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