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.

Natasha Ellard-Shoefield

Natasha Ellard-Shoefield


Natasha specialises in helping design agencies grow through the acquisition of new clients via a targeted business development strategy.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Marketing, People


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Peter Carter

Peter Carter


Peter and his team provide an outsourced / “bolt-on” accounts department to agencies, bringing a range of expertise in accounting and financial management.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning, People


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Ralph Ardill

Ralph Ardill


Ralph is an internationally recognised expert consultant on branding and experiential design and respected writer and speaker with over 20 years experience both client and agency side in the creative industries.

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


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Roberta Ronsivalle-Pearce


Roberta supports you in becoming the leader you want to be and designing an organisation you want to work for. She helps you hone your unique vision and purpose, so you can create experiences, culture and employees that make a bigger impact and a lasting difference.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Marketing, People


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Rod Petrie

Rod Petrie


Rod specialises in one to one personal development, facilitating a coaching process that guides you towards solutions that truly transform how you think, feel and behave in your professional life.

Areas of Expertise: People


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Russell Edson

Russell Edson


Can assist with gaining reductions in tax liabilities via the UK Patent Box tax relief system. He often works closely with mixed client/design consultancy project teams and can advise on the IP rights and risks of either the end client or the design consultancy.

Areas of Expertise: Legal & ethical


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Shan Preddy

Shan Preddy


Shan delivers business development consultancy and skills training, exclusively for design companies. She helps them to refine and grow their client portfolios in order to improve performance and profitability.

Areas of Expertise: Marketing, People


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Shirley Liu

Shirley Liu


Shirley and her team provide an outsourced accounting service, including bookkeeping and management reports. With over 13 years Paprika experience she also provides in-house Paprika training and report set up.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning, People


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