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21/02/2024


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DBA Members’ Forum | February Summary


In our February DBA Members' Forum, we were delighted to be joined by Michael Lennington, co-author of the '12-Week Year'. We had an...

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DBA Members’ Forum | January Summary


In our first Members' Forum of 2024, we were delighted to be joined by Blair Enns for a lively conversation around the habits we need to get into, and remain on top of, to keep new business flowing. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

18/01/2024


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Festive mullings to warm-up your business for 2024


DBA Experts share ways to reflect on the year and to help shape a bright future, with these 15 festive mullings to warm-up your business for 2024.

12/12/2023


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DBA Members’ Forum | December Summary


An illustrious group of participants joined us for our December Members' Forum to discuss what they are most excited about looking to the future, as someone working in design. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

06/12/2023


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DBA Members’ Forum | November Summary


In our November Members' Forum, we explored how to practically apply the findings in this year's DBA Annual Survey Report to your business. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

14/11/2023


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A minute with a Twenty/Twenty mentee


In this quick read, Fifth House MD Jonny Kermode shares his experience of DBA Twenty/Twenty mentoring and the benefits it's brought to him and his business. 

13/11/2023


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If you had a mentor, what issues would you choose to tackle together?


Being part of a mentoring relationship can be transformational. It’s an opportunity to develop the impact you have on your business in a sustainable way.

07/11/2023


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Five findings from the 2023 DBA Annual Survey Report and how to apply them to your business


The 2023 DBA Annual Survey Report is hot off the press and packed full with valuable benchmarking data. DBA Experts delve into the Report's findings and share advice you can apply to your business. 

01/11/2023


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clive-grinyer-headshot-copy“As we approach the second anniversary of lockdown in the UK, it has been inspirational to see the continuing stories of design effectiveness in this year’s submissions. Companies from the largest to the smallest have used design as a strategic tool to strengthen their relationships with customers, engage them in the values of their brand and communicated their purpose to customers.  In an increasingly competitive market in such challenging times, they have invested and reaped the measurable rewards of design.
 
It is encouraging to see the growing diversity of products and services that have entered the awards and proven to the expert jury that design made the difference, in charities, social enterprises and public sector projects. The awards continue to represent the growth of design across service and digital experiences as well as point of sale and brand communication. 
 
Judging days remain my favourite events of the year as a diverse, international and highly expert panel of judges come together to discuss and debate the impact of design on every submission. The winners, from Bronze to Gold and beyond, can be assured that they have achieved the highest level of evidence that their use of design has bought them success. We recognise and can reward their belief and investment in design and see it lead them out of these times into a future of new opportunities.” Chairman of the Judges, Clive Grinyer

Join us to celebrate the power of design

On Thursday 30 June from 12pm BST, our 2022 winners will find out if they’ve won Gold, Silver or Bronze at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2022 winners announcement.

The online event, which is free and open to all, is a fantastic opportunity to find out what makes a DBA Design Effectiveness Award winner, so you too can prepare your case.

Tune into the live broadcast to celebrate the power of design and toast the success of our 2022 winners. Register here.

DBA Design Effectiveness Awards Winners Shortlist 2022

Business Consultancy Project title
Little Bellies B&B studio Little Bellies Rebrand
Raw Halo B&B studio Raw Halo Rebrand
Health Education England Brand Ethos Step into the NHS Rebranding and Website Redesign
Sainsbury’s BrandMe SO Organic
Aimia Foods Brandon Horlicks
McCain BrandOpus McCain Street Fries
3V Natural Foods  Bulletproof Meridian Rebrand
Mondelēz International – Australia Bulletproof Old Gold Rebrand
My/Mochi Ice Cream Co. Bulletproof My/Mochi Redesign
Billson’s Cowan Billson’s Rebrand
GlaxoSmithKline DCA Design International Voltaren Flip-top Easy Open Cap
Ministry of Justice Design102 #ItStillMatters Campaign
Fred. Olsen ELSE Fred. Olsen Website Optimisation
Bayer Healthcare goDutch Midol Brand Restage
Barnardo’s Leap LifeLabs
Shorts Boy Distillery Lewis Moberly Tidal Rum
ACCO Oxford Product Design Leitz IQ Autofeed Office Shredder Range
Mars Wrigley Path M&Ms 3D Confectionery Advent Calendar
DRTY Drinks Pearlfisher DRTY Drinks Branding
General Mills Pearlfisher Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Westward Whiskey Pearlfisher Westward Whiskey Rebrand
UpCircle by Optiat  Studio More Design UpCircle Branding 
KP Snacks This Way Up KP Nuts Rebrand
Oxford Brewery WPA Pinfold Oxford Brewery Rebrand

DBA Roundup


A roundup of industry expertise, exclusive resources, business support and tools for your design business.

21/02/2024


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DBA Members’ Forum | February Summary


In our February DBA Members' Forum, we were delighted to be joined by Michael Lennington, co-author of the '12-Week Year'. We had an...

07/02/2024


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shortlist

DBA vacancy


Work in an exciting and dynamic industry, with inspiring and market-leading design professionals, and help champion the transformative power of design.

23/01/2024


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DBA Members’ Forum | January Summary


In our first Members' Forum of 2024, we were delighted to be joined by Blair Enns for a lively conversation around the habits we need to get into, and remain on top of, to keep new business flowing. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

18/01/2024


News


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Festive mullings to warm-up your business for 2024


DBA Experts share ways to reflect on the year and to help shape a bright future, with these 15 festive mullings to warm-up your business for 2024.

12/12/2023


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DBA Members’ Forum | December Summary


An illustrious group of participants joined us for our December Members' Forum to discuss what they are most excited about looking to the future, as someone working in design. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

06/12/2023


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DBA Members’ Forum | November Summary


In our November Members' Forum, we explored how to practically apply the findings in this year's DBA Annual Survey Report to your business. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

14/11/2023


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A minute with a Twenty/Twenty mentee


In this quick read, Fifth House MD Jonny Kermode shares his experience of DBA Twenty/Twenty mentoring and the benefits it's brought to him and his business. 

13/11/2023


News


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If you had a mentor, what issues would you choose to tackle together?


Being part of a mentoring relationship can be transformational. It’s an opportunity to develop the impact you have on your business in a sustainable way.

07/11/2023


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Five findings from the 2023 DBA Annual Survey Report and how to apply them to your business


The 2023 DBA Annual Survey Report is hot off the press and packed full with valuable benchmarking data. DBA Experts delve into the Report's findings and share advice you can apply to your business. 

01/11/2023


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  • To the question of what businesses can and should do in response to the war in Ukraine, Matt took us through the 7 top tips from B Corp UK on how businesses can help. There were also some interesting ideas from others, such as donating old technology equipment, supporting Legal Aid and giving refugees a place to stay. We’re keen to hear from you on this issue and will prioritise getting our members guidance as necessary as it progresses. We’ve compiled an online resource to help you keep on top of how the conflict is impacting business you can access here.
  • The government’s Levelling Up agenda makes clear that there isn’t equality of opportunity across the country. We heard some great suggestions from Michael Thompson on bringing together the community on a local level. Nigel Davies highlighted that some of the best colleges are outside of the central regions in the UK, and so there are perhaps opportunities to spread opportunities from those bases. Shray Vaidya also shared a great local level initiative – Speakers for Schools – their aim is to end educational inequality by giving all young people access to the same prestigious networks available to the top fee-paying schools in the UK.
  • We were invigorated by Sam Jameson from Soapsmith’s story of how design changed the lives of her and her team. If design is going to contribute to the Levelling Up agenda, it has a key role in creating new jobs, improving living standards, and advancing public services – we as a design industry have a key role to play in this.

Our Members’ Forum takes place on the first Monday of each month, at 4 – 5pm. If you would like to attend, get in touch here.

 

DBA Roundup


A roundup of industry expertise, exclusive resources, business support and tools for your design business.

21/02/2024


News


Read more >>

DBA Members’ Forum | February Summary


In our February DBA Members' Forum, we were delighted to be joined by Michael Lennington, co-author of the '12-Week Year'. We had an...

07/02/2024


News


Read more >>
shortlist

DBA vacancy


Work in an exciting and dynamic industry, with inspiring and market-leading design professionals, and help champion the transformative power of design.

23/01/2024


News


Read more >>

DBA Members’ Forum | January Summary


In our first Members' Forum of 2024, we were delighted to be joined by Blair Enns for a lively conversation around the habits we need to get into, and remain on top of, to keep new business flowing. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

18/01/2024


News


Read more >>

Festive mullings to warm-up your business for 2024


DBA Experts share ways to reflect on the year and to help shape a bright future, with these 15 festive mullings to warm-up your business for 2024.

12/12/2023


News


Read more >>

DBA Members’ Forum | December Summary


An illustrious group of participants joined us for our December Members' Forum to discuss what they are most excited about looking to the future, as someone working in design. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

06/12/2023


News


Read more >>

DBA Members’ Forum | November Summary


In our November Members' Forum, we explored how to practically apply the findings in this year's DBA Annual Survey Report to your business. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

14/11/2023


News


Read more >>

A minute with a Twenty/Twenty mentee


In this quick read, Fifth House MD Jonny Kermode shares his experience of DBA Twenty/Twenty mentoring and the benefits it's brought to him and his business. 

13/11/2023


News


Read more >>

If you had a mentor, what issues would you choose to tackle together?


Being part of a mentoring relationship can be transformational. It’s an opportunity to develop the impact you have on your business in a sustainable way.

07/11/2023


News


Read more >>

Five findings from the 2023 DBA Annual Survey Report and how to apply them to your business


The 2023 DBA Annual Survey Report is hot off the press and packed full with valuable benchmarking data. DBA Experts delve into the Report's findings and share advice you can apply to your business. 

01/11/2023


News


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