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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Resources

Essential guidance, templates, insight and tools to support you on all aspects of the business of design. From contracts to client opinion, legal updates to exporting support, our resources give you instant access to expert advice and tools to help solve a wide range of business challenges.

If you can’t find the information you’re after please email membership@dba.org.uk or call 020 7251 9229 and we’ll look to source or signpost you to guidance to match your needs. 

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The human side of innovation, a fireside chat with Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo | DBA Webinar


How do you create an environment where innovation can thrive? Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo was in conversation with Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive at the DBA, explores how you can nurture a space where design can have the greatest impact.

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DBA Roundup


A roundup of industry expertise, exclusive resources, business support and tools for you and your design team.

Business skills, Financial, HR, International trade, Legal, Maximise membership, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Developing a PR and media strategy for design agencies


Why should design agencies engage in PR? How do you get started? The DBA's Adam Fennelow puts these questions and more to accredited DBA Expert Katherine Sandford-Anderson in this Q&A video, which is supported by a downloadable PR guide for design.

Strategy development


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2024 ‘What Clients Think’ report: the annual snapshot of the client/agency relationship


The 10th annual 'What Clients Think' report by Up to the Light, in association with the DBA, has been launched. Based on 675 in-depth client interviews, the report gives a unique view into client/agency relationships. Access the report and associated resources.

New business & client relations


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What Clients Think Report 2024 Official Launch Webinar


2024 What Clients Think Report launch. In this eye-opening hour long webinar, Jonathan Kirk, author of the report and DBA Expert, will explore the latest findings.

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What is your business worth?


Your business is only worth what someone else is willing to pay. And the amount they are willing to pay is based on a number of factors that a seller can improve over a period of time in order to enhance the value of their business before a transaction.

Financial


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HR advice and webinars from Croner


As part of your DBA membership you are able to access our HR and employment law partner, Croner's schedule of webinars and downloadable HR resources. View details and register.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 01 How it applies to design


Why strengthening DE&I within your business, and across the design industry, matters.

HR, Strategy development


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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 02 Assessing where your business is at today


Begin by assessing where you are on your DE&I journey.

HR, Strategy development


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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 03 Creating a strategy


Create a DE&I strategy that is right for your people and your business.

HR, Strategy development


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