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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.

11/01/2021


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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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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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“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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