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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.

Tune in:

Hear from an eclectic mix of industry experts in our regular webinars. 

andrew-neel-cckf4tshauw-unsplashWith a matter of weeks to go to the Brexit deadline, how familiar are you with the range of actions your design business may need to take to prepare? Gain practical, digestible advice to get ahead in readiness. Thursday 3 December at 10.30am. Member-only DBA Q&A webinar with Moore Kingston Smith. Find out more and sign up> 


Inspiring, enlightening, informative: check out the full pre-recorded conversation with design legend Sir John Sorrell.

The Sorrell Foundation’s work inspiring creativity in young people is also well worth a look

View our gallery of recent webinars – and access supporting resourcesIf you’re not yet a DBA member and would like to watch recordings of our webinars, drop us a line to find out more about the many benefits of membership.

exporting_is_greatpngWe’re excited to be launching two books we’ve collaborated on with the Department for International Trade to promote UK design expertise in global markets; take a browse of the publications. 

Read up:

Access the latest guidance, advice and resources for your business. 

If your 2021 business planning is raising any questions, don’t struggle with those on your own. DBA members can Ask an Expert for free.

Keep abreast of the latest guidance for employers; find out what’s new in HR and employment law, receive real-time guidance on furlough and home-working and access supporting templates & tools.

Brexit information specifically relevant to the creative industries, handily now all in one place on

If you travel for business purposes, or own, manage or direct a business in the EU or an EFTA country, sign up for BEIS’ webinar on Wednesday 25 November at 11am.

Planning to hire staff from outside the UK from 1 January? Tune into this 30 minute podcast on the new immigration system.

brandon-bynum-iys7jq18ky-unsplash“You can’t overstate how powerful it can be to have the support and encouragement of a mentor, whatever stage of your career.” Russell Hales, Founder & Creative Director, Ape and DBA Twenty/Twenty Mentee


What could having a mentor by your side do for you next year? DBA Twenty/Twenty applications close on 4 December. Sign up today >

Delve into:

Dip into others’ experience and insight. 

Help your new business approaches hit the mark; write more effective introduction emails with these four tips from The Hand.

Follow these seven key principles from DBA member GSK’s Andrew Barraclough, to benefit the few and the many with inclusive design. 

In turning around their profitability and delivering resilience during the pandemic, a client talks about their transformed view of design.

Take part:

Activities and initiatives you and your team can get involved in. 

We’re on the final countdown… polish up those entries, because the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards entry deadline is on Friday 27 November at 5pm.

Our next member catch up for agency leaders is on Wednesday 25 November at 9.30am – looking forward to seeing you there.  

There are many reasons Twenty/Twenty mentoring has the reputation that it does. Find out more and apply by 4 December to participate.

Getting creative with Christmas shopping, The Future Factory shares a compilation of gifts you can buy from agencies like Pentagram.


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Developments during the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit transition period are changing fast – we will update this page regularly, but the most up-to-date official advice and guidance can be found on GOV.UK.

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