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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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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.

06/04/2021


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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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2021: the year for design


At a pivotal moment in time, our CEO Deborah Dawton has this message.  ...

18/12/2020


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Tip-top advice for 2021


Coming out of 2020 we could all do with a few helpful pointers to put us in best stead for the year ahead. Who better to share some sound advice, than the DBA Experts.

18/12/2020


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Merry Christmas from the DBA


Warmest wishes to all our members and industry friends for a happy and restful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.  Charities are...

17/12/2020


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New rules for public procurement from 1 January 2021


The Business Secretary has issued the following information about supplying the public sector after the end of the Brexit Transition Period.

07/12/2020


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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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