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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Resources

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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How strategic should your account people be?


David C. Baker gives guidance on the ideal alignment of your accounts team, to optimise client relationships and agency functionality.

Business skills, HR, New business & client relations


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Avoiding common pitfalls with client contracts


Together with an experienced group of members, we've put together a shortlist of some of the most typical and important client contract clauses for creative agencies to look out for and some suggested ways to amend them, to better reflect the nature of the relationship.

Business skills, Legal


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Disclosure under The Insurance Act


DBA legal advisers Humphries Kirk provide a disclosure on the Insurance Act 2015.
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The recruitment process


Whilst we’ll all have our preferences on how we would like the process to look, the cost on the employer to get it right is huge. JourneyHR details how to hire the right people, what to watch out for in recruitment practices and what you can do as an employer to get the best outcomes.

Business skills, HR


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Risky Business: how embracing risk will help your agency grow


DBA Expert Ralph Ardill explores the value of exploring and addressing the risk attached to 'big ideas', with your clients.

New business & client relations


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Autumn 2017: legal update


DBA legal advisers, Humphries Kirk provides an update on several areas of law, from Intellectual Property and Brexit, to trademarks and employee privacy.

HR, International trade, Legal


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How to tap into different thinking styles


There are no hard and fast rules for creating the ultimate cross-cultural design experience, but tapping into some of these findings can help to challenge assumptions.

Business skills, International trade


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Who needs an Expert?


DBA Head of Services, Adam Fennelow, details the benefits gained through our Experts Register.

Business skills, Legal, Maximise membership


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Working for free on a Friday?


As we prepare to launch the 2017 Annual Survey Report, Mike Satterthwaite of Pegasus Systems explains how to optimise your recovery and utilisation rates.

Business skills


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Trading Disclosure Requirements


A reminder of legal requirements for company trading disclosure information from our legal partners, Humphries Kirk.

Financial, Legal


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