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DBA Roundup

Keep abreast of the latest guidance and advice, tap into essential need-to-knows and soak-up experts’ insight with the DBA Roundup. Browse below and sign up to receive our regular Roundup email.

dba_2016_high-033Congratulations to all the winners in the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards. The 2021 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards and the Grand Prix winner have been revealed: see who’s won.

in-conversation-with-sir-john-sorrell-16 Check out these short videos created by DBA Design Effectiveness Award winners, sharing details on the impact of their work. 

federico-beccari-ahi73zn5p0y-unsplashMoving to hybrid working? Missed Croner’s webinar on HR considerations? DBA members can watch a 25-min recording here.

Industry news and insights:

Forbes highlights the seven financial metrics every small business and entrepreneur should master.

With the rise of podcasts in the design space, Sandford PR share valuable tips on how to launch your own and make it work.

Time for change? This Inc. article delves into four workplace habits you shouldn’t bring back to the office post-pandemic.

Electrolux’s CDO Pernilla Johansson shares her thoughts on why empathetic solutions come from designers asking the questions.   

Could you help ACID in its work to reform your IP rights with better design laws? Their survey only takes minute; complete it by 21 June.  

Exploring the opportunities for UK creative businesses in Hong Kong and the APAC region, a free webinar from DIT on 24 June at 10am BST.

Are you ready for the 30 June deadline for payment of deferred VAT? Here are some options to avoid penalties.

If you’re thinking of bringing in external expertise to add value to your business, these five tips could help you derive maximum benefit.

And remember… to quickly and confidently identify experienced consultants to match your needs, you can search our Experts Register

Coming up:

Wednesday 16 June at 10.30am, our next DBA member catch up. Members, invites are in your inbox.

Join us on Wed 30 June at 10.30am for our AGM. Hear what your association is doing for you and vote to welcome our new Board Directors. If you can’t make it, please remember to return your proxy forms no later than 10.30am on 28 June.

Online training taking place this month: The joy of creative teams starting on 17 June | Influencing at board level on 22 June | View all workshops & book.

The Joy of Creative Teams


As we head back to the studio and navigate new ways of working, now is the time to assess your team, its needs and your role in connection. Book now for a new three-part mix of peer coaching and expert training.


DBA online workshop with Emma Collins | 17 June, 1 & 15 July from £470 + vat.
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Following the end of the Brexit transition period and during the Covid-19 pandemic, government guidance continues to be reviewed and revised – although we will update this page regularly, the most up-to-date official advice and guidance can be found on GOV.UK.

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