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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.

20/10/2021


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Export Support Service launched by DIT


British businesses exporting to Europe can now access one-to-one advice via a new phone and online service.

16/10/2021


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Design Community Hub goes live with Guild platform


Created at the height of the pandemic as a response to its impact on young designers’ careers, the Design Community Hub (DCH) digital...

06/10/2021


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What a Pickle! York Design Week returns this October


York Design Week (YDW) returns for its third consecutive year, from 20 to 26 October 2021. The festival will showcase how design and...

05/10/2021


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TDC PR’s Tim Duncan appointed to DBA Board


We're delighted to welcome Tim Duncan, founder and managing director of TDC PR to the DBA Board of Directors. Tim was unanimously co-opted...

29/09/2021


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Creative UK Group appoints DBA CEO to UK Council


The Creative UK Group has announced the newly appointed members of its UK Council, including DBA Chief Executive Deborah Dawton.

22/09/2021


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Twenty/Twenty: the mentee’s view


The DBA’s Twenty/Twenty mentoring programme pairs rising industry leaders with established design pioneers for a one-to-one mentoring relationship. Here, two previous mentees - 2LK's Head of People Rob Short and Sail Creative's Founder Mandy Barker - discuss their experiences of the programme.

21/09/2021


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Reaping the Rewards: Insight into the 2021 DBA Design Effectiveness Award winners


There are a number of critical building blocks at the heart of highly successful client-agency relationships. Clive Grinyer explores how you can nurture these to reap the greatest rewards.

02/09/2021


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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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