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DBA Annual Survey Report launch 2020 | DBA Member webinar

2020 has seen unprecedented business challenges on a global scale. With economic uncertainty set to continue as we look ahead into next year – financial planning has never been so crucial. But where to start? How do design businesses plan for 2021?

Financial planning is not predicting the future, it’s about being prepared for what the future might hold; by understanding your stress points and identifying opportunities.

The key to successful financial planning is data, and for design agencies, the most in-depth and robust data can be found in the DBA Annual Survey Report.

Thursday 8 October at 3pm will see the launch of the 2020 DBA Annual Survey Report via a special member-only webinar. Esther Carder, Partner at Moore Kingston Smith will present a detailed analysis of the benchmarking data and trends across key performance metrics affecting design agencies. She’ll cover:

  • Sector confidence levels during COVID-19
  • Income per head, charge out, utilisation and recovery rates
  • Salary levels and staff benefit packages
  • Gender and ethnic diversity

Esther will give insight into how to apply these valuable findings to your business. The DBA Annual Survey Report is the most valuable tool you will find to help you plan effectively for 2021.

Join us live from 15:00-16:30 on Thursday 8 October – DBA members click here to login and register.

Running time: 90 minutes. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch in advance of the webinar, please email

About Esther Carder

esEsther has been a partner specialising in the media and marketing services industry for 17 years, an area she is passionate about. She describes the sector as not only interesting, but motivating, because of the energetic and entrepreneurial people it attracts. As well as providing clients with audit and tax services, she also advises regularly on employee inventive schemes, valuations, company restructures and M&A transactions.

Esther particularly enjoys helping clients to grow and improve their performance through the range of Strategic Growth Services that Moore Kingston Smith offer. Esther speaks regularly at seminars and is widely quoted in trade press.


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