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DBA Roundup


A roundup of need-to-knows, industry expertise, and exclusive resources, along with details of the direct support the DBA can provide to your design business.

13/07/2021


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New appointees to the DBA Board of Directors


The Design Business Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Bulletproof's Head of Commercial and HR, Francesca Bayliss and Electrolux's Chief Design Officer, Pernilla Johansson to the DBA's Board of Directors.

30/06/2021


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021 ceremony: Chief Executive’s speech


28/06/2021


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A helping hand with your DBA Design Effectiveness Awards entry


We're here to help with a range of services to give you a helping hand in understanding effectiveness and writing winning entries.

28/06/2021


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Winners revealed: DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021


Spanning work for global brands and high street banks to family businesses, sports clubs, start-ups and charities, 28 agency and client partnerships have won Gold, Silver or Bronze awards.

15/06/2021


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021: winners’ case study films


A selection of short films created by DBA Design Effectiveness Award winners exploring the far reaching impact of their designs.

15/06/2021


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Want to secure meaningful business growth? 8 essential tips to ensure smart use of PR & communications


These eight pointers have been designed to help steer businesses who are thinking about engaging in PR services or who want to inject new life and targeted rigour into their existing communications activity.

06/04/2021


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021 | Winners shortlist announced


We’re delighted to announce the shortlist of winning entries in the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021.

22/03/2021


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National Worker Testing Programme – open now to organisations with over 50 employees


The National Worker Coronavirus Testing programme is now open for registration to organisations with over 50 employees - find out more and register to receive tests for your business.

22/02/2021


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On the reading list: Books recommended by DBA members


Looking for a good book to get stuck into? We've been asking DBA members to share their recommendations and these titles made the reading list for this month.

25/01/2021


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