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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. 

Ensure your new business strategies in 2021 put you on the front foot to compete and thrive. Join us and three new business gurus on Thursday 21 January at 3pm, for New Year, New Business – a panel discussion and Q&A with DBA Experts. Free webinar, open to all.


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.

Read up:

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

With the Brexit transition period behind us, this handy guide from D Young & Co helpfully summarises the changes to IP rights

Updated guidance for the Job Retention Scheme now highlights the eligibility of those with caring responsibilities.

If you need additional support or advice on issues affecting your business, as a member make use of the DBA’s free legal and HR helplines, and tap directly into experienced design sector Experts

Winning pitches with Jonathan Kirk | DBA online training

Join us online from 10.30am-12pm on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th January to gain a fresh perspective on pitching along with valuable insight into changing client expectations. 


Find out more and book now to hone your winning approach.

Delve into:

Dip into others’ experience and insight. 

In this excellent article, Paprika explores how the design sector can tackle diversity and inclusion.

We may be working from home for a while yet, but Bruce Daisley explains the need to plan now to avoid a new type of office politics.

Five excellent tips, neatly summed-up, on creating great presentation decks, which Shan Preddy recently shared with Lucy Mann.

With the pandemic releasing a wealth of tacit design thinking, these observations from the book ‘Design: A Business Case’ are compelling. 

How tall a building do you require for your elevator pitch? David C. Baker has this advice to get your’s down to four floors.

Take part:

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

With a format refresh for 2021, DBA member catch-ups commence again on Wednesday 13 January at 10.30am. Check out your email invite for all the details. 

Gain insight and tips to give you the edge in pitches in the first of our new-look online training sessions. Hone your winning approach.

When it comes to HR, what should your business prepare for in 2021? DBA members can tune into Croner’s webinar on 14 January at 10am. 

On this week, the Southbank Centre’s first digital incarnation of its Unlimited Festival, celebrating the artistic vision of disabled artists.

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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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