Members’ Area

From receiving 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.

Some sections are exclusively accessible to DBA members, connecting you to the extensive range of benefits your membership provides.

DBA membership extends to everyone working within your business – all members of your team can register for their own password – ensuring the whole team benefits.

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DBA Experts are here to help you navigate the challenges and decisions you face as you grow your business. Our register of accredited expert consultants have sustained and relevant experience in supporting the design industry, so you can rest assured that you will be getting sound, high-level support.

Our Experts have extensive experience supporting the creative industries and are:

  • DBA approved.
  • Recommended by peers.
  • Reference checked.

If you’re interested in becoming a DBA Expert find out more. Alternatively email Adam Fennelow or call 020 7251 9229 for more information.

Adrian Day

As a Non-Executive Director, Adrian can help your business perform better by acting as your experienced, objective and supportive 'critical friend'.

Areas of Expertise: Business strategy & processes, Financial planning, Leadership, People, Sales & Marketing


Aliya Vigor-Robertson

Aliya and her business partner Sue run an HR Consultancy called JourneyHR. They have a brilliant team of creative industry HR specialists who work with a large community of award winning clients helping them attract and retain their talent.

Areas of Expertise: People


Andre Yong

Andre founded new business/lead generation agency Angsana in 2006 after working with agencies such as Landor and Fitch. Andre helps creative, comms and tech companies design and execute business development campaigns that maximise their skills and case studies to win new name clients.

Areas of Expertise: Business strategy & processes, Sales & Marketing


Andy Cripps

Andy uses design based approaches to grow businesses of all types. He does this by better connecting them to existing, lapsed or potential customers through strategic direction and management of creativity, creative activities, processes and people.

Areas of Expertise: Business strategy & processes, C-suite design foresight, People, Sales & Marketing, Strategic design management


Catherine Allison

Catherine provides bespoke presentation and communication skills training to help agencies win more business.

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, People


Chris Lang

Chris and his team have worked with many companies over the years to help improve their financial performance, not only by processing day to day data but also improving processes and commercial awareness throughout the company. This approach ensures high quality information and therefore better decision making at the top level.

Areas of Expertise: Business strategy & processes, Financial planning


Claire Blyth

Through PR Claire helps agencies and design teams highlight the role design plays in transforming brands and businesses, people and societies. Communicating design’s impact to a wider audience to raise the profile of their businesses.

Areas of Expertise: PR & Communications, Sales & Marketing


David Blois

David is a Founder and Managing Partner of M&A Advisory, a niche firm that executes M&A transactions on behalf of clients, with a sound business and cultural fit to maximise value.

Areas of Expertise: Financial planning


Gary Baxter

Gary specialises in helping creative agencies deal with their challenges by seeing through the symptoms to tackle the underlying issues.

Areas of Expertise: Financial planning

Gary Morris - DBA Expert

Gary Morris

Gary acts as your ‘financial conscience’. Quite simply he gets people to think about their future, their family’s future and the future of their business - and then helps them plan to achieve their goals.

Areas of Expertise: Financial planning


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