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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How to bring staff back off furlough


Like many of the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, furlough is a concept and process many employers have never faced before. Our HR partner, Croner address some of the key points to understand, when considering bringing staff back off furlough.

Financial, HR


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DBA Webinars: Providing you with expert advice during the coronavirus pandemic


Design-sector specific insight and advice delivered by experts, to help you tackle the challenges your business is currently facing during the coronavirus pandemic. DBA members can browse the gallery and watch recordings of all previous DBA Friday webinars.

Business skills, Financial, HR, Legal, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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DBA weekly roundup: updated 06.07.2020


A roundup of need-to-knows and support for design businesses during the coronavirus outbreak, updated weekly.

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


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DBA Friday webinar: reignite your creativity


Coronavirus resource: Mark Shayler, owner of sustainable innovation consultancy Ape, took to the stage to inspire and remind us of the power of purpose-driven creativity. DBA Members can watch the recording here.

Business skills


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DBA Friday webinar: managing remote teams during COVID-19


Coronavirus resource: How do you enable conditions for success, even when working apart? Electrolux’s Chief Design Officer, Pernilla Johansson, imparts lessons learnt in tackling the implications of Covid-19 on her team and their performance. Watch the webinar here.

Business skills


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Taking time off is important for our wellbeing at this time


Coronavirus resource: As the pressures of the last few months begin to take their toll on teams, help your staff (and yourself) to take a break over the summer months by following these simple strategies from JourneyHR.
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Navigating Coronavirus: Tips and tools to manage your people and finances


Expert advice, key dates, noteworthy upcoming changes and tools to guide your business decisions during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Business skills, Financial, HR


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DBA Friday webinar: maintaining momentum and moving towards recovery


Coronavirus resource: John Gleason has come back with more insights and perspective for brands and agencies on business and relationship management, retaining value and regaining momentum through COVID-19. Watch the recording here.

Business skills, New business & client relations


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HR Resources
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Watch Croner’s webinar: HR and people management during COVID-19


Coronavirus resource: If your business is handling issues around furlough, redundancies or considering a return to the workplace, our HR and employment law partner Croner, explored actions available to you in this handy one-hour webinar. DBA members can watch the recording here.

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DBA Friday webinar: how to use design and innovation to shape the future


Coronavirus resource: as we look to shape a world after COVID-19 through design and innovation, Kevin McCullagh, founder and owner of Plan, tells us how we determine what changes will stand the test of time. DBA members can watch the webinar recording here.

Business skills, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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