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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Experts

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.

Guy Duncan - Brand Equality Ltd

Guy Duncan


Guy demystifies LGBTQ+ marketing; to ensure marketers and agency teams navigate the terrain armed with education, better equipped to plan and execute their LGBTQ+ targeted campaigns with clarity and confidence, and without worry.

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


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Jack O’Hern


Jack works with owner managed businesses to help them first identify and then achieve their goals, through a combination of strategy and tax planning.

Areas of Expertise: Business strategy & processes, Financial planning


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Jeremy Davies


Jeremy works with consultancies to bridge the gap between positioning and proposition, and be more proactive and productive in their approach to business development. He helps creative people maximise their resources, nurture a new business culture and find the right blend between sales and marketing. An experienced mentor, and a hands-on, creative marketer and writer, he helps empower agency owners, and their new business teams, to create better content, and get better results.

Areas of Expertise: People, Sales & Marketing


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Jeremy Paterson


Jeremy helps SME agencies to drive growth and efficiency by bridging the gap between operations, commercial and finance to create transparency, enabling business leaders to make confident, informed decisions.

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


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John Gleason


John helps brands and corporate organisations elevate design as a strategic business competence. He supports agencies become more relevant for the clients and markets they aspire to serve - and in the process become better businesses. John enhances the intersection of client/agency relationships via match-making, agency relationship strategies, “marriage” counselling, relationship evaluations, industry benchmarking, negotiation and value management, and compensation modelling.

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Legal & ethical, People, Sales & Marketing, Strategic design management


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Jonathan Gaunt


Jonathan believes in doing finance better together and he believes designers deserve a ‘best friend in finance’. He wants to help their design business clients succeed and be their trusted adviser, enabling them to drive their business growth and success.

Areas of Expertise: Financial planning


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Jonathan Kirk


Jonathan Kirk advises a wide range of agencies on all aspects of business improvement and growth, challenging some of the ingrained assumptions that exist in our industry and providing effective, insight-led advice.

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


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Julian Davies


Julian has spent over 25 years working with design and other creative agencies helping them become more profitable grow and, if required, help them sell.

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


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Katherine Sandford-Anderson


Katherine helps design-led businesses with their external communication through PR and Digital Marketing strategies and activations to generate brand awareness.

Areas of Expertise: PR & Communications, Sales & Marketing


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Lorraine Tovey Artis


Lorraine provides strategic business growth consultation to drive positive and purposeful change with a people centric approach. Depending on your journey, this change might be transformational or incremental and having worked in design for most of her career, her approach will be relevant, bespoke and appropriate to your needs.

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


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