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Here we talk all things design effectiveness, and everything in between – from thought leadership and insights that help strengthen the arguments for design and empower our industry to achieve change together, to the latest industry trends and updates. 

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What goes around comes around


Informally mentored by Sir John Sorrell, and a mentor now himself, Jonathan Sands speaks from the heart and from experience about the vulnerability and value of being both mentee and mentor.

27/11/2020


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Promoting UK design expertise


We’re delighted to have collaborated with the Department for International Trade to launch the next two publications in the One-Stop-Shop on Design series of publications.

23/11/2020


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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.

23/11/2020


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“We’re now convinced design is key.”


Albury Organic Vineyard share why there’s no doubt in their minds that design has been key to turning around the company's profitability and in strengthening its resilience to the economic uncertainty brought about by COVID-19.

23/11/2020


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How valuable could a mentor be to you?


How valuable could a mentor be to you in this turbulent time? Find out in this quick read and sign up for Twenty/Twenty by 4 December.

09/11/2020


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James Selby Bennett


We've been hugely saddened to learn that James Selby Bennett, Senior Partner at Humphries Kirk has passed away. DBA Chief Executive, Deborah Dawton has penned these words in his memory.

09/11/2020


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DBA welcomes new Board Directors


2LK’s Andy Sexton, ELSE’s Warren Hutchinson and RB’s Stephanie Verschoor were appointed at the DBA’s recent AGM, whilst Coley Porter Bell’s Vicky Bullen has been reappointed for an extended term.

09/11/2020


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Advice on the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


Find out the rules on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and get a letter to use to gain agreement from your employees to be put on furlough and flexible furlough under the new rule.

06/11/2020


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BEAR; the enchanting story of a brand launched on a shoestring and sold for £70m six years later


To help your Design Effectiveness case study bear fruit, dip into this enchanting story to see how one Grand Prix winner cracked it.

26/10/2020


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Changing lives: A lasting-legacy of effective design


Take a minute to be inspired by this enduring story of human impact through effective design.

12/10/2020


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