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Opportunity knocks: A game-changing era for design and sustainability


As we enter a game-changing era for design and sustainability, it's time to embrace the commercial and creative opportunities it presents.

05/02/2020


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Design Effectiveness Awards 2020 | Shortlist announced


The shortlist for the 2020 Design Effectiveness Awards has been announced. Read who's in line to win a coveted Bronze, Silver or Gold Award at the ceremony on 5 May.

04/02/2020


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R&D tax credit success stories: …in conversation with 2LK


Our R&D consultancy partners ForrestBrown have secured over £4.75 million in R&D tax credits for DBA members. It’s been fantastic to hear about the positive impact this has had on members’ businesses, and to see those who hadn’t considered themselves eligible for R&D tax credits benefiting from this member service. One of our latest success stories comes from DBA member 2LK.

06/01/2020


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Merry Christmas from the DBA


Wishing all our members and industry friends a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

17/12/2019


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Clear thinking for 2020


2019 will go down as a year of uncertainty. So to bring a bit of 20/20 vision to next year, here's some handy advice from the DBA Experts to bring greater confidence and clarity to business practice.

17/12/2019


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2020: Judges


The judging for the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2020 commences this December in London. Find out who's on the judging panel.

25/11/2019


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Take your business to the next level: why getting a mentor is a must


Looking to grow, but struggling to find the time to focus on the business or to gain the space to define your goals? Here's a proven way to do it.

06/11/2019


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Twenty/Twenty mentoring journeys: In conversation with… Jonny Westcar


Having mentored twice on the Twenty/Twenty programme, Jonny Westcar, Managing Director at Stormbrands explains how the experience has brought unexpected curveballs and surprising benefits. Could you be the next mentor to make a real difference to the success of our future industry leaders?

03/10/2019


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Twenty/Twenty mentoring journeys: In conversation with… Andy Gray


Having embarked on the Twenty/Twenty programme twice, we take a look back at how becoming a mentee helped Andy Gray, Founder and Managing Director at StudioLR, take his business and his colleagues along with it from strength to strength.

03/10/2019


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Delivering impact in retail


From weighing up the value of working with existing formats over more disruptive routes, to shifting trends in the way the success of physical stores is viewed and measured, Quinine's Ian Johnston discusses delivering impact in a challenging retail landscape.

03/10/2019


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