David Turpin wins ACID Design & IP Champion Award 2019 on British IP Day

On British Intellectual Property Day, Anti Copying in Design (ACID) is delighted to announce that this year’s 2019 Design & IP Champion is David Turpin with the Flit ebike. In a unanimous decision, leading design judges Sarah Weir, OBE, CEO of the Design Council, Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive of the Design Business Association, Dan Black,…

Deborah Dawton receives Design Week Hall of Fame Award

At the recent Design Week Awards held in Illuminate at the Science Museum, Deborah Dawton, DBA Chief Executive, was presented with the prestigious Hall of Fame accolade for her long-standing and ongoing contributions to the design industry. The honour also went to Rama Gheerawo, Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and Reader in Inclusive Design.

DBA Design Effectiveness Award winner ‘Calm Harm’ on BBC World Service

We are delighted to hear that Gold award winners at last week’s DBA Design Effectiveness Awards, Stem4 and HMA, have been featured by reporter Richard Hamilton on BBC World Service for their incredible developments with life-saving app Calm Harm. If you missed the live report you can tune in below and hear about the difference being made to…

DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2019

It’s not about design. It’s about the difference design makes. Eight Golds, 33 Silvers and 18 Bronze awards won jointly by designer and client at the Design Effectiveness Awards 2019. In her speech, DBA Chief Executive Deborah Dawton talked about the growing influence, breadth and depth of design and named the creative industries the calling card…


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