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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.

Spring Budget and your business:

Design Week delved into what the Chancellor’s Budget means for design

Looking at the key announcements and beyond the headlines, this guide explores the changes most likely to impact you and your business.

From an HR perspective, what do you need to know? DBA members can tune into Croner’s webinar on Thursday at 10am for the details. 

Here’s a handy summary on the latest extension to furlough.

Need more advice? Don’t forget that as part of your DBA membership you have access to our free HR, legal and Ask an Expert advice lines. 

Tune in:

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


In this webinar exclusively for DBA members, DBA Expert, Up to the Light founder and author of the report Jonathan Kirk, took us through the main findings of the brand new ‘What Clients Think’ report and answered your questions live.


Based on 580 client interviews conducted on behalf of design agencies, this highly respected annual report is a fascinating snapshot of the client/agency relationship. DBA members can watch the recording to find out how Covid has challenged clients, shifted their perspectives and influenced their relationships with agencies.


Take a look at these top take-outs and access your downloadable copy of the new report.

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.

Dip into others' experience and insight:

The kids are heading back to school and it’s International Women’s Day; what a timely moment to explore and embrace these changes.

How do you write the perfect positioning statement? These insights are a great place to start.

Avoid over-analysing why a prospect’s gone silent; here’s how to nurture leads and deal with ‘ghosting’

Defensiveness is an obstacle to teamwork; here’s how to diffuse it for more effective collaboration.

Interior designers, ACID is holding a webinar specifically aimed at helping you protect your designs: 23 March at 11am

Access guidance and news:

Supporting British product and manufacturing businesses, the British Design Fund has just launched its third fund. Find out more and apply.

Providing SMEs with grants of up to £9,000 to help expand international activities, DIT’s Internationalisation Fund is now open


Transform your approach to generating revenue with these 90-minute online training modules:


Selling skills and the art of closing with Adam Graham 
Tuesday 23 March, 10.30am | Book now >


Negotiating and engaging with procurement with John Gleason
Tuesday 27 April, 10.30am | Book now > 


Growing existing clients and referrals with Lucy Mann
Tuesday 25 May, 10.30am | Book now >


Influencing at board level with Ralph Ardill
Tuesday 22 June, 10.30am | Book now >

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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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