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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Croner GDPR HR guide to completing a Data Compliance Statement (Privacy Notice)


Guide to be used in conjunction with the document "GDPR changes to HR policies, contracts & processes" to explain the various templates enclosed in that document.

HR, Legal


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Croner GDPR guide to determining a lawful basis for processing data with regards HR


Under GDPR legislation businesses have to understand exactly what information they hold on their staff (both current and past) and also on those applying for jobs. This guide talks you through how you can use (process) the data.

HR, Legal


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Croner GDPR guide to carrying out an HR Data Audit


Under GDPR legislation all businesses are obliged to keep a record of all the types of data you hold. Croner, providers of the DBA HR Helpline, have provided this guide for DBA members to allow them to conduct an audit of their HR personal data.

HR, Legal


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Croner GDPR template for conducting an HR Data Audit


Under GDPR legislation all businesses are obliged to keep a record of all the types of data you hold. Croner, providers of the DBA HR Helpline, have provided this handy template for DBA members to allow them to conduct an audit of their personal data.
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Croner GDPR template for logging HR Data Records


Under GDPR legislation all businesses are obliged to keep a record of all the types of data you hold. Croner, providers of the DBA HR Helpline have provided this handy excel template for DBA members.
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GDPR – what do you need to know?


The sand is running out in the GDPR egg timer. There is no doubt that design agencies have to act in order to be compliant – but in what ways and just how complicated is it? Adam Fennelow, DBA Head of Services, has been finding out what you need to know.

Business skills, HR, Legal


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Small Spark Theory: 10 things we’ve learned so far


Lucy Mann's spark of inspiration has, a year later, delivered a roaring fire of ideas on how to transform agency performance through marginal gains.

Business skills, Financial, New business & client relations


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Get stuck in: Driving sustainability through design


Pret A Manger’s Paula Chin discusses getting your hands dirty, and other tips to drive sustainability through design.

Advice for clients, Business skills, Strategy development


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Quit giving the client what they want


Steve Jobs famously said, “How will my customers know what they want if I haven’t showed it to them yet?” It sounds like arrogant bluster, but he was right.

New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Picking up the pace: The need for speed in brand design challenges


With more design briefs weaving speed explicitly into the challenge, how can agencies and clients achieve design sprint success together?

Advice for clients, Business skills, New business & client relations


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