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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Help guides on managing your team (COVID-19 HR resources)


Coronavirus resource: Help guides on managing your team and handy HR resources
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Presenting remotely with Shan Preddy | DBA Member webinar


Coronavirus resource: Many design firms regularly work remotely, but COVID-19 has made it the new reality for everyone and video conferences and presentations need to be good to get results, whether on a one-to-one call or with a virtual room full of people. Shan Preddy, Partner at Preddy&Co and DBA Expert shows us how in this DBA Member webinar.

Business skills


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Introduction to DBA weekly roundup during COVID-19 outbreak: 30.03.20


A roundup of need-to-knows and support for design businesses during the coronavirus outbreak, updated weekly.

Business skills, Financial, HR, International trade, Legal, Maximise membership, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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DBA Friday Webinars: Business support for your agency’s finances, workforce and supply chains


Coronavirus resource: As a business owner, you need to understand your options around government support and funding to stay one step ahead of these uncertain times, as we see the impact of COVID-19 unfurl on agency finances, workforces and supply chains. Esther Carder answers our burning questions in a DBA Q&A.

Business skills, Financial, HR


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Template: Agreement for furlough leave


Coronavirus resource: Template agreement to be signed between employer and employee to allow employee to be furloughed.

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Help guides on Job Retention Scheme (Government coronavirus support)


Downloadable PDF guides on what the scheme covers and how to manage it: - Coronavirus job retention scheme: the details of the scheme - Furloughed workers coronavirus employer FAQs

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Your business and the coronavirus


Last week on Friday 20 March 2020, author, speaker and creative advisor David C. Baker presented a free, live Q&A webinar, helping all and anyone involved in running a design business understand the key business decisions they needed to consider as a leader. Here we list some of the noteworthy materials suggested by David to give you greater understanding of the situation at hand.

Financial, HR, Strategy development


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The difference the DBA makes


All DBA members use their membership slightly differently, making the most of various services depending on the nature and maturity of the business. Gain insight into how some members make use of their membership to maximum effect.

Maximise membership


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Brexit transition period: what does it mean for design businesses?


What does the Brexit transition period mean for design businesses? The DBA's legal partner Humphries Kirk provides an update.

International trade, Legal


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Coronavirus: advice for employers


This helpful advice answers questions employers might have about the Coronavirus. It's been prepared by Croner who partner with the DBA to offer a free HR advice line to our members.

Financial, HR, Legal


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