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Our members stand out in a crowd.

The DBA is a community of over 500 design agencies and design-led businesses who share a set of values and beliefs.

By belonging to the UK’s trade association for the design industry, our members are demonstrating a commitment to:

• The belief that design should be treated as an investment.

• Delivering a return on that investment.


• The highest professional standards for creative businesses.

Read what members say they get from their membership

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Design agency members

Our members tend to be in the top 5% of design companies in the UK and they possess certain qualities that mark them apart. They’re ambitious. They take pride in their work and the industry they work in. They’re professional in how they run their businesses and in dealings with clients. They’re committed to supporting and developing themselves and their team. They care as much about the effectiveness of their work as they do the creative element.

Our members think about the bigger picture and know that they’re stronger together. They care about raising standards and improving the perception of their industry and recognise they have a part to play in achieving this change.

DBA members employ in excess of 7000 staff and are based throughout the UK. They work in diverse areas ranging across graphics, brand, interiors, product and digital design. Our philosophy is to encourage the highest standards of professional practice across all of our member businesses, from the one-man bands to the global agencies.

Design Leadership Group
Set up by a group of corporate design leaders looking for a place to discuss the issues facing design leaders today, shaping their role for the future and to work together to promote the strategic value of design to business.

The group believe that design can boost corporate innovation in exciting ways and has a critical role to play in achieving corporate objectives. It can make businesses more successful, governments more effective and society safer and more enjoyable for everyone. As such design leadership should be part of the corporate agenda. We believe that design is an investment, not a cost and know that measuring the impact of design is the best way to prove its value to the board. We are determined that design should be considered as a key business tool by all senior managers. Together, we can shape the future of design in business, and inspire the next generation of leaders and managers.

Members of the Design Leadership Group include Arup, Barclays, BBC, Diageo, GlaxSmithKline, Ministry of Jutice, Transport for London and Waitrose

 

DBA members are at the forefront of UK design.
What sets the UK design industry apart? Read more on UK design

Agency membership:


Design Leadership Group membership:
Members include Airbus, Arup, BBC, Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Grohe, Lego, Ministry of Jutice, Transport for London and Waitrose

If your business invests in and values design, and you would like to know more about the many benefits of joining contact Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive, DBA on: deborah.dawton@dba.org.uk T: 020 7251 9229

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