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DBA Roundup

The DBA is committed to ensuring our members have access to the most relevant guidance and advice to help you navigate the challenges affecting your design business right now.

We’ll be regularly updating this page with essential need-to-knows, industry expertise, and exclusive resources, along with details of the direct support the DBA can provide to your design business. You can also sign up here to receive news via a weekly roundup email.

Essential advice to support your design business:

The DBA is running free webinars to directly support design businesses. Our webinar hosts are chosen for their expertise and ability to inform on particular issues and challenges design businesses are currently facing.

You and your team can access all of our recent webinars delivered by an eclectic mix of industry experts. View the gallery of webinars – and access supporting resources.

The recordings and notes from each webinar are made available for DBA Members to access after the recording. If you’re not yet a DBA member and would like to watch recordings of our webinars and access supporting resources, drop us a line to find out more about the many benefits of membership.


Set your business up for success with our online training. Browse what’s coming up, including a workshop this week, Thursday 1 October, on managing people. Build stronger relationships, hone the art of delegation with clarity, learn how to navigate difficult conversations and get the best out of your team. Book your place today.



Garner tips and insight on leadership and personal resilience from Pearlfisher’s Jonathan Ford, The Roundhouse’s Delia Barker and other industry leaders by watching a recording of our latest webinar.




What are the judges looking for in DBA Design Effectiveness Award winning entries? Chair of the Judges, Clive Grinyer shares these tips




Delve into the business of design with Diageo’s Jeremy Lindley, as he discusses the company’s approach to design effectiveness.   

Services for DBA members:

As your trade body, the DBA always seeks to provide the most relevant guidance and support with issues that concern the design industry. To help you through this challenging time, make the most of your member benefits and use the professional experts and advisors on hand, from legal and HR specialists to industry knowledge and insights from DBA staff and your fellow peers.

Gain a competitive edge, register for the free online DBA Annual Survey Report launch event to hear valuable insight into how to use the Report’s findings to improve the long-term performance of your business. 8 Oct at 3pm; DBA members only.

The next DBA member catch-up is this Wednesday 30 Sept at 9.30am and our online AGM is on 28 October at 9.30am. Keep an eye on your inbox for your invites and see you there.

Making changes to staff contracts? Our HR partner Croner has this advice. You can also give their helpline a call if you need further advice. 

Free expert help on tap right now for DBA members. From winning new business to financial challenges, don’t miss this limited offer to access one-on-one conversation slots with our accredited Experts. Get in touch with an expert today.

Stay ahead with the latest news and insight:

Here’s a handy summary of the Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan including a working example for the Job Support Scheme.

Which industry-leading figures have been confirmed for the Design Effectiveness Grand Prix judging panel? View the line-up.

Here are some powerful words spoken by Simon Sinek on the responsibility of leaders and penned by David C. Baker on making decisions

Should your agency have a podcast? DBA Expert Lucy Mann explores whether it can really deliver new business. 


Don’t miss out on the latest updates on DBA activity and resources, follow this handy guide to add us to your trusted sender list, so we’ll always make it to your inbox.

For more support for your business, head to our Members’ Area or get in touch with any questions.

Developments during the Covid-19 pandemic 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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