Members’ Area

From 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.

DBA members can access the resources available to support the growth of your team and your business.

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Annual Survey Report

The DBA Annual Survey Report is the most in-depth financial benchmarking report for the design industry and an invaluable members-only business tool. The Report enables you to benchmark your agency’s financial performance with those of your peers.

Released each October it covers fees, salaries, utilisation, income, recovery rates, benefits and trends within DBA member companies.

“We’ve gathered the data, created the spread-sheets, done the sums and calculated our new standard rate card. It all ‘adds up’ but how do we know whether we are competitive and what is going on in the market?


Without the DBA Annual Survey Report we have to learn the hard way; by losing pitches because we are too expensive or winning pitches that we can not make profitable. The DBA survey helps The Team win profitable new business.” James Dix, Commercial Director, The Team


Read more about how DBA members use the Annual Survey Report here.

DBA Annual Survey Report

DBA members can access the abridged version of the Annual Survey Report, and the Annual Survey Report website with interactive data.

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