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 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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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards: Take a look inside the judging


Take a look at the people who determine who takes home a Bronze, Silver or Gold DBA Design Effectiveness Awards. Nowhere is the quality and effectiveness of the design industry’s offer more evident than across the case studies recognised in the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards.

Business skills, Financial, New business & client relations


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Redundancy: Resources and support for employers


As an employer, it's essential you know your way around the redundancy process and options before proceeding. Here are five resources to help you.

Financial, HR, Legal


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DBA Webinars: the art of closing


DBA members can re-watch this lively webinar recording, featuring DBA Experts Dan Sudron, Catherine Allison and Adam Graham tackling some of your toughest challenges when closing the deal and winning business.

Business skills, New business & client relations


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Is it time to consider a 4-day work week? Alex Soojung-Kim Pang answers all


Our recent DBA webinar exploring a four-day working week brought up many burning questions amongst our members. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang joined us again last week for a quick-fire Q&A to answer them.

Strategy development


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DBA Webinars: Work better, not harder


Working a shorter week could improve creativity, productivity and happiness. DBA Members can watch this webinar recording and discover how redesigning the working week could revolutionise the way your business gets things done.

Strategy development


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DBA Webinars: do we need a new philosophy of design?


Coronavirus resource: In our rush to innovate, what are we unleashing? In a provocative and stimulating hour, designer and historian Craig Walmsley challenged our thinking on ‘design thinking’, exploring what a new philosophy of design might look like and why it’s needed. DBA Members can watch a recording of the webinar here.

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Kickstart and other government employment initiatives


Delivering his Summer Economic Update on 8 July, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what we know about these initiatives so far.

Financial, HR


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