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In respect of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, the DBA will be closed on Monday 19 September.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were both great champions of design. Their appreciation of design, and recognition of its influence on British life and business through awards such as Royal Designers for Industry, Prince Philip Designers Prize and Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, will long be remembered.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family, and all those who lived and worked alongside the Queen.
The new government guidance, along with a checklist for employers, can be found here.
Croner provide an HR and Employment Helpline which DBA members can call to access practical, reliable HR and employment advice. Find out more here.
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The DBA is back in person; we’re going on a (mini) tour of the country, to bring our members, experts, team, and board together, socially. For you to experience the energy of the industry when we’re together in a room and build on the solidarity found within the DBA community, in person.
No stuffy presentations or formal agenda, we want to celebrate the success we’ve had as an industry over the past few years and foster the connection between the people that make our community unique in the design industry. If there’s something keeping you up at night, or you’ve got a burning question you’d like an answer to or you’d like to share a recent success you’ve had, please tell us as you register. Come with an open mind, ready to join in and form connections within the DBA community, and you won’t be disappointed.
Open to senior leaders from DBA member businesses, but we’d like you to bring along a junior team member too so they can experience the design community at first hand for themselves. Opportunities have been limited for the rising stars within our community, and we want to change that.
Be an active part of your design community, book your place today.
As your national trade association, we’ve seen regional boundaries demolished by embracing technology to bring our community together virtually, and that is not going to change. You will still be able to access all essential member information, professional development, webinars and leadership meetings online. But we’re excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to come and (re)connect with your peers from across the industry and the people behind your DBA in person, informally and socially.
For business owners
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.
Our next members forum will be taking place on Monday 3 October.