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 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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DMI Design Management Conference | 25-27 March, London | Discount code


DBA members can take advantage of a $200 discount to the DMI Design Management Conference taking place in London in March 2024. Login to access the discount code, which is valid until 29 February.

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A PR guide for design agencies


Accredited DBA Expert and founder of Sandford PR, Katherine Sandford-Anderson outlines how to create a successful PR and media strategy, in this downloadable guide for design agencies. 

Business skills, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Four pillars of business success in 2024


On Thursday 18 January we explored four key areas that will set your business on the path to success: Positioning and proposition, Leadership, HR and people, and Financial performance.

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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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Employer’s Guide: Restrictive Covenants


Employers can face the challenge of protecting their business interests when key senior employees depart, particularly concerning the potential risks associated with client poaching, staff recruitment, and the use of sensitive business information. This is where restrictive covenants come into play.

HR, Legal


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2023 DBA Annual Survey Report Launch | DBA webinar


On Thursday 26 October we launched the 2023 DBA Annual Survey Report via an exclusive DBA member-only webinar. From sector confidence to charge out rates and industry pay rise levels, Esther Carder, Partner at Moore Kingston Smith, will delve into the data, dissect the trends, and offer actionable insights to help you to prepare for what lies ahead.

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Inspiring the next generation with Frances & John Sorrell | DBA webinar


It’s our responsibility to inspire and cultivate the next generation of creative minds – as the leaders of today, are you playing your part? We’re joined by Lady Frances and Sir John Sorrell. Pioneers in inspiring creativity in young people by setting up The Sorrell Foundation in 1999, Frances and John discuss how we can empower young talent and nurture their creative potential.

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B Corp certification: the why, what and how for creative businesses


The DBA's Adam Fennelow and DBA Expert Will Powell delve into the key questions creative businesses ask about B Corp certification.

Business skills, HR, Strategy development


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AI, Web3 and the design sector


Two recent DBA events have pointed the spotlight onto the subject that has been on everyone’s lips – the rapid advancements in technology that have thrilled and scared people in equal measure. Here are some key takeaways.

Business skills, Maximise membership, Strategy development


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