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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Essential guidance, templates, insight and tools to support you on all aspects of the business of design. From contracts to client opinion, legal updates to exporting support, our resources give you instant access to expert advice and tools to help solve a wide range of business challenges.

If you can’t find the information you’re after please email membership@dba.org.uk or call 020 7251 9229 and we’ll look to source or signpost you to guidance to match your needs. 

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Rosters – a recipe for success


Many organisations need to work with numerous creative partners, either because of the range of media for which they are responsible or because of the quantity of work. Managed correctly, this multiple agency requirement can be capitalised on as an opportunity.

Advice for clients, Business skills


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Agency growth case study: Nalla


As part of our new series of case studies on agency structure and growth, we asked Vicki Young of London based Nalla (13 staff, £1m fee income) to tell us how they have facilitated growth and their plans for the future. Hear the advice she'd give to agencies with about 4+ staff looking to grow.
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New business: harnessing marginal gains for agency growth


In a busy world, with a dizzying array of marketing channels to master, how can you gain control of your new business effort and deliver the best possible return?

New business & client relations


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Hiring the best graduate talent


School's out and there are graduates about! Now is the time to be attracting fresh, new talent to your agency so make sure your candidate experience is up to scratch with this useful advice from JourneyHR.
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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards: handy tips for a winning case study


With the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards entry deadline coming up on 30th June, here are some handy tips to strengthen your entry.

Business skills


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Increasing creative confidence


Creative Director of Studio Texture, Stuart Youngs talks to the Design Business Association about how he developed his communication skills to confidently pitch and present creative work.

Business skills, New business & client relations


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How to successfully open an overseas studio


Elmwood's CFO, Debbie Longbottom, shares her insights into successfully opening an overseas studio.

Business skills, Financial, International trade, Strategy development


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Thinking of moving office?


Agencies share their advice on moving offices. What are the first things to consider? Is there a particular order in which things should be done? What are the pitfalls?

Financial, HR, Legal


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Succession planning: a guide


DBA Expert Jack O'Hern presents his definitive plan for ensuring your business thrives through leadership change. 

Business skills, Financial, HR


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The secret to capturing data on design effectiveness


On a recent holiday to Italy, my elderly parents had driven into an ancient hilltop town in their tiny hire car and got hopelessly lost...

Financial, New business & client relations


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