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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If you have a particular business challenge or are looking to move your agency to the next level, we’ll work closely with you to connect you to an expert, whatever the issue. We’ve identified expert consultants with sustained and relevant experience in supporting the design industry, so you can rest assured that we can introduce you to the right one to meet your needs.

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 Eleanor Singh 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 processes, Financial planning, Leadership, People, Sales & Marketing

Aliya Vigor-Robertson

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 agency Angsana in 2006 after working with agencies such as Landor and Fitch. Andre helps creative agencies design and execute marketing campaigns that maximise their skills and case studies to win new name clients.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Sales & Marketing

Andy Cripps

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 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 processes, Financial planning


Chris Sherwin

Chris is a specialist in fusing sustainability and ethical business with all aspects of design and innovation. He works with agencies and clients across the spectrum of packaging, product and brand design, from early-stage sustainable design strategy & innovation, eco-idea generation, through hands-on design support, to sustainable materials research, training and tool development, etc. Chris can help you design better stuff that is more sustainable and successful

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


Dan Sudron

Dan is a lead generation expert and delivers new business coaching for agencies.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Sales & Marketing

Emma Collins

Emma Collins

Emma's creative, insightful and challenging approach delivers clarity, direction, and the energy to transform the agencies she works with and empower the people within it – enabling agencies to grow and move forward.

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


Erica Wolfe-Murray

Erica helps companies across the creative, cultural and tech sector to innovate and grow, using their existing intellectual assets and IP to evolve new products and services, to build new business model and revenues thereby ensuring long-term commercial resilience.

Areas of Expertise: Business processes, Financial planning, Legal & ethical, People, Sales & Marketing


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