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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Helplines – Legal, HR and employment, Insurance and R&D tax credits


DBA members have access to extensive support from a range of DBA helplines and partner businesses covering Legal advice, HR and employment advice, Insurance cover (from office contents to Professional Indemnity) and R&D tax credits.

Financial, HR, Legal


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Discounts to third party events


When there is a conference or seminar by another organisation that we feel would be of interest to our members we try to secure a DBA Member discount. If you are interested in one that is not listed on our discounts page please flag it to us so we can approach the organisers.

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Adapting to a changing world


Nokia made rubber boots before entering the world of mobile phones. Shell started life as an importer of shells before diversifying into...

Business skills, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Is your agency good value for money?


Deciding whether a design agency is good value for money can be tricky, as all sorts of factors come into play. These are concerned with the quality of the client/agency relationship, not just the financial aspects. DBA Expert Jonathan Kirk explains.

Business skills, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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How much could R&D tax credits be worth to your business?


Fellow DBA members have received funding for their businesses through R&D tax incentives, could you?   Research and...

Advice for clients, Financial


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Significant changes to employment law coming this April


This April, significant changes to employment law are coming into effect – how will they impact your...

HR, Legal


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Pension changes 2019: Need-to-know


Handy guidance on the pension auto enrolment scheme and details on the new minimum contribution levels coming into effect in April 2019.

Financial, HR, Legal


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Employing reflection as a strategic resource


In an age that demands decisiveness, in many organisations there is little time to reflect. And yet reflection enhances our ability to enter into creative and innovative processes in fresh and sometimes unorthodox ways. Steinar Valade-Amland explores how organisations can successfully employ reflection as a strategic resource.

Advice for clients, Strategy development


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How to give great feedback


You're not alone if giving honest feedback makes you uncomfortable. But delivering it right - to be helpful and motivating to your team - is a skill that can be learnt. Here's how to give great and effective feedback.

Business skills, HR


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Screen-to-screen conversations: Are you ready for your close up?


With screen-to-screen conversations and virtual meetings becoming more integral to our working lives, how can we make sure they're not just ok, but really good?

Business skills, HR


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