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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.

29/07/2020


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021: Open for entries


The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021 is now open for entries. Download your entry pack to evidence your success and demonstrate the results that your design delivers.

20/07/2020


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021: A note on COVID-19 as an influencing factor on your entry


Read the latest update to entry rules for the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021.

17/07/2020


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DBA community: we are listening


A message from the DBA team.

11/06/2020


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Thoughts and insight from DBA CEO during COVID-19


Coronavirus resource: Our weekly roundups include a message from DBA Chief Executive, Deborah Dawton. If you have missed any of her key takeaways or pointers from previous weeks, watch them here.

08/06/2020


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Guinness Hero Harps wins Grand Prix


Guinness restored its impact at bar with the disruptive new Hero Harp fount, which has won Diageo, Bompas & Parr, Design Bridge and Dolmen the prestigious DBA Design Effectiveness Awards Grand Prix.

03/06/2020


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DBA Design Effectiveness Award winners announced


The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony has been held live on Zoom. 26 shortlisted projects discovered if they’d won Gold, Silver or Bronze awards.

03/06/2020


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Anti Copying in Design (ACID)


Read the latest developments on the critical issue of unregistered rights protection for UK designers across the EU post Brexit.

01/06/2020


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Essential considerations for returning to your workplace


Coronavirus resource: find useful reading on the latest guidance and advice regarding working safely in office environments.

01/06/2020


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Webinars for SMEs from The Department for International Trade


Tune in to useful webinars for SMEs, run by The Department for International Trade, on a range of topics to help your business through the coronavirus pandemic. Access them here.

18/05/2020


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