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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DBA Roundup


A roundup of industry expertise, exclusive resources, business support and tools to help your design business survive and thrive.

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


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The DBA interviews Diageo’s Jeremy Lindley


Delve into the business of design with Diageo's Global Design Director Jeremy Lindley, as he discusses the company's approach to design effectiveness in this interview with the DBA.

Advice for clients, Business skills


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DBA Annual Survey Report launch 2020 | DBA Member webinar


Join us on Thursday 8 October from 3pm for the launch of the 2020 DBA Annual Survey Report via a special member-only webinar. Esther Carder, Partner, Moore Kingston Smith will present a detailed analysis of the benchmarking data and trends across key performance metrics affecting design agencies, and will give insight into how to apply these valuable findings to your business. The DBA Annual Survey Report is the most valuable tool you will find to help you plan effectively for 2021.

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Making contract changes due to Covid-19


If you are looking to make contract changes to reduce staff costs, here our HR partner Croner explains ways to do this, and how to keep on the right side of the law.

Financial, HR, Legal


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Inside the judging room


Celebrating two years chairing the Design Effectiveness Awards judging panel, Clive Grinyer takes a look behind the judging process. Read on for insight to help you grab the judges' attention, prepare your submissions and enter by 27 November 2020.
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HR and employment law webinars


DBA members benefit from free registration to a wide range of webinars delivered by our HR and employment law partner, Croner. Hosted by knowledgeable and renowned professionals in their respective fields, Croner’s Webinar & E-Learning sessions cover HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised training sessions including relevant legislation and key case law. They are currently also running webinars focusing on workplace issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. View the schedule and book

Advice for clients, Financial, HR, Legal


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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 webinar: personal resilience


When your team and clients are looking to you for guidance and leadership, and you find yourself juggling multiple and often conflicting demands, the ability to face reality, improvise solutions and identify a path forward is paramount. Learn how to embrace change, feel less isolated at the top and take command of the situation with a stronger, adaptable mindset with insight and advice from this expert panel. DBA members can watch back our panel discussion on personal resilience here.

Business skills, HR


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COVID-19 in the Workplace: What to do as an employer


If you suspect a Coronavirus case in your workplace, it is vital to follow the right processes and abide by guidelines to reduce risk...
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DBA webinars: Creating financial resilience now


As government measures unwind over the coming months, many are at risk of facing a cash shortfall. Esther Carder and her team at Moore Kingston Smith LLP took us through the key things you can do right now to ensure you survive and thrive through the next 18 months in a live audience Q&A. DBA members can watch the recording here.

Business skills, Financial, HR, Legal


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