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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Service level agreement: General structure and drafting notes


A Service Level Agreement is generally an extension of a company’s standard Terms and Conditions of business and often they will co-exist and work alongside each other to regulate the service to be provided, manage the expectations of the client and control the providers risk. This document provides guidance on the provisions to be included in an SLA and the issues that will need to be addressed.

Legal, New business & client relations


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Guidance notes for standard conditions of contract – sale of services


This document contains guidance notes for producing standard terms of business to be incorporated into all client contracts. The document contains drafting for certain clauses and full guidance notes on what needs to be covered.

Legal, New business & client relations


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Developing an export strategy


International business strategist Christine Losecaat offers informative insights for developing an export strategy.

International trade, Strategy development


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Creative vs Credential – choosing an agency


Tom has a compelling argument against the value of speculative creative work. Here Tom outlines the difference between the two approaches. Also included is an example of a "free pitch" response letter.

Advice for clients, New business & client relations


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DBA Annual Survey Report


The DBA Annual Survey Report is an invaluable members only business tool which allows you to compare your salaries and fees with those of your peers.

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Just say ‘no’ – A DBA member responding to free pitch requests


Paul Bremmer of Exesios talks about using his DBA membership to argue the case for the value of his expertise.

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Case study: Effective Elmwood


Elmwood Chairman, Jonathan Sands talks about why they hold the notion of effectiveness and the Effectiveness Awards in particular, so dear.

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Department for International Trade offices around the world


Search for Department of International Trade offices around the world.

International trade


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Exporting country guides


Access all of Department for International Trade country guides.

International trade


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Case study: Moving Brands’ Singapore trade mission success story


Thanks to a trade mission to Singapore, Moving Brands learned about the market for its branding services and found a new British partner.

International trade


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