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DBA weekly roundup during COVID-19 outbreak


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

26/05/2020


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Thoughts and insight from DBA CEO during COVID-19


Coronavirus resource: Our weekly roundups include a message from DBA Chief Executive, Deborah Dawton. If you have missed any of her key takeaways or pointers from previous weeks, watch them here.

26/05/2020


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Webinars for SMEs from The Department for International Trade


Tune in to useful webinars for SMEs, run by The Department for International Trade, on a range of topics to help your business through the coronavirus pandemic. Access them here.

18/05/2020


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DCMS needs your input by 15 May


Your input is needed to help ensure the needs of the design sector are heard. Please complete DCMS’ survey to understand the impact...

11/05/2020


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How I see tomorrow: viewing the world through children’s eyes to shape a better tomorrow


Coronavirus resource: What if we could positively shape the future, by seeing it through the eyes of children? ‘How I see tomorrow’ is a fantastic initiative from DBA member Elmwood, which is garnering support from museums and galleries around the world. Find out how you and your children can get involved.

04/05/2020


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Adapting to a new-normal: A behavioural design perspective


If these last few months have shown me anything it’s that we’ve been very privileged. Going outside when we want, buying what we want when we want it, and having loved ones close to us. They’re luxuries we thought we wouldn’t need to compromise. They were life’s givens. But the world we design in and the people we design for are changing and we need to meet people where they are.

04/05/2020


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards: Results announcement coming soon


We're moving the announcement of this year's award results to ensure all the winning businesses are ready and able to make the most of their successes and use their wins to help accelerate their movement into the future. Find out more here.

04/05/2020


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A letter to the Chancellor


Coronavirus resource: The feedback we've received during our DBA member catchups has been hugely valuable. It’s informed our weekly calls with DCMS, as well as our discussions with other sector bodies to shape a letter that will be sent to the Chancellor on behalf of the design industry.

27/04/2020


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Innovate UK: COVID-19 fast-track competition


UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Find out more about Innovate UK's competition and apply.

07/04/2020


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Your business and the coronavirus


Last week on Friday 20 March, 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.

23/03/2020


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