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Raymond Turner

Converting the sceptics


Getting design understood and valued at board level is the holy grail – but that means talking in business terms
 and converting the sceptics, argues Raymond Turner.

23/01/2017


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Deborah Dawton, CEO, Design Business Association

DBA CEO on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement


DBA CEO Deborah Dawton outlines why the review of the tax credit environment for R&D outlined in the Autumn Statement is important to the design industry.

07/12/2016


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Expert advice – all wrapped up


With Christmas fast approaching, our Wise Men and Women of the DBA Experts Register share some top tips for your business in 2017.

07/12/2016


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DBA Board name their design highlights


A Scottish icon, a product to challenge Apple’s dominance and a piece of design with real emotional punch feature amongst our Board of Directors' most admired designs of the year.

07/12/2016


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Design effectiveness at the heart of business


The DBA’s Head of Programmes, Natasha Papa caught up with this year’s Design Effectiveness Awards judges to discuss their perspectives on design’s role at the heart of business.

07/12/2016


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Andrew Wolffe, Founder, Wolffe

Accounting for growth – spotlight on Wolffe


Turning the spotlight on a boutique brand design agency, DBA Supporter KPMG Small Business Accounting interviews the Founder of Wolffe as he looks to double the size of his business within the next three years.

07/12/2016


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DBA APDIG submission to DCMS Select Committee inquiry into the impact of Brexit


Submission to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee by the Design Business Association and the All-Party Group for Design and Innovation - October 2016

24/11/2016


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Skilling up for business growth


What happens when you align staff development to your long-term growth strategy? DBA member Uniform did just that three years ago and have since doubled in size.

18/11/2016


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Andy Gray, Founder & MD, StudioLR

Undecided about the value of Twenty/Twenty?


Here's a two minute read on its transformational impact. Twenty/Twenty mentee Andy Gray, Managing Director from StudioLR shares his experience of participating.

04/11/2016


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What keeps agency principals awake at night


All agency principals differ from each other, but their greatest fears – what keeps them up at night – can be surprisingly similar, says David C. Baker.

04/11/2016


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