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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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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Collaborate to elevate


After more than a decade working full-time in the agency world, now in consultancy, Jeremy Davies has had the advantage of seeing how organisations in various sectors approach the challenge of business development.

Business skills, New business & client relations


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The DBA Interviews… David Beare, Executive Creative Director, Dragon Rouge London


Having recently taken over the creative helm in Dragon Rouge's London office after seven years at the agency, David Beare shares his insight into leadership, and developing and nurturing the next generation of talent.
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Five burning Brexit questions you were afraid to ask


Brexit is full of unknowns, none more so than if it will actually go ahead or not. There is a great deal of misinformation circulating...

International trade, Maximise membership, Strategy development


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Minimising your risk exposure


Having carried out well over a thousand legal consultations with DBA members and on the eve of his retirement, Humphries Kirk's Darrell Stuart-Smith talks about the legal issues agencies face and when it's important to 'push back' to mitigate your risk exposure. 

Legal, Maximise membership


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Four essentials for creating a strong new business culture at your agency


What's a simple solution to winning more business and standing out from the crowd? Fostering a strong, agency-wide new business culture says DBA Expert Catherine Allison. Here's how.

New business & client relations


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Setting up an agency abroad


Expanding your agency into a new territory offers countless opportunities, however a new country comes with a distinct set of challenges. In order to plan effectively, intricate knowledge of the local business landscape is crucial to ensure your success from the outset.

Business skills, Financial, International trade, Legal


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Reframing the value conversation


Creativity should run through the whole of your business, including how you work as a business as much as what projects you work on. And that can extend to being inventive around revenue models, says Erica Wolfe-Murray.

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


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There are three kinds of days in your week


I want to write something really concise for you, because you have a lot to do and because I think I can improve your life if you’ll give me just a few minutes of your time. I learned something from an instructor 15 years ago that I’m forever grateful for. The idea is to divide your week into three kinds of days.

Business skills


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Create a ‘Not to do list’ as well


How do we get around the problem of having more time? David C. Baker looks at how to manage your own workload as a leader and why it's time to create a 'not to do list'.

Business skills


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Five reasons to review your R&D tax credit claim


Since we launched our partnership with ForrestBrown, they’ve secured over £4.75 million in R&D tax credits for DBA members. It...

Financial, Maximise membership


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