Design Business Association (DBA)
Design Business Association (DBA)
The Design Business Association exists to promote professional excellence through productive partnerships between commerce and the design industry to champion effective design which improves the quality of people's lives.
What we do:
The DBA is the trade association for design in the UK. It represents about 400 design consultancies across all of the different design disciplines to governemnt, assists its members with business issues and provides them with training to develop their skills and competencies. It has just launched a new corporate membership scheme for businesses that commission design and want to maximise their ROI from it.
Our top 3 high profile projects:
The DBA's annual Design Effectiveness Awards are both prestigious and authoritative, the only award scheme that uses commercial data as a key judging criteria. Year after year, winning case studies demonstrate that successful projects require the integration of the design brief with business aims and objectives from the outset...
DBA Members Directory
The DBA Directory makes buying design simpler and more effective, giving clients the opportunity to gain better value for money from the outset. With so many design companies to choose from, businesses need to find an agency that will match their needs perfectly and quickly. The Directory provides a searchable database that pulls together a PQQ equivalent depth of information that enables clients to fast track their procurement processes, and access a range of agencies they might not otherwise have been able to find. Buy design, better...click here
Events on design business management
The DBA runs a series of stimulating events and debates around the UK that focus on both long-standing and emerging issues relevant to the design community.
We also offer: Training courses for designers - Webinars - Legal advice - Business advice...
The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards recognised 54 wide-ranging examples of design that have had a tangible and measurable effect on business success on Thursday, 22 February, at The Brewery in London. Judged by business leaders and entered jointly by client and designer, the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate design’s transformative impact on business.
Tickets to the Design Business Association's 2018 Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony are now on sale. The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards recognise projects that demonstrate design’s tangible effect on a business.
The Design Business Association recently held an event called ‘Design: driving transformation in business’. Over 100 agencies joined the debate, including design leads from The Hershey Company IBM iX, Heineken and PepsiCo.
The 2018 shortlist for the Design Business Association’s ‘Design Effectiveness Awards’ includes 54 entries from 15 countries. The awards celebrate the power of design to drive business success, and the winner will be announced on 22 February 2018.
Design leaders from business and consultancy to come together for an immersive one-day event, to explore how to embed design across every business function to harness its transformative power.
BEDA members can enjoy a discount on entries to the Design Effectiveness Awards, which every year prove the commercial benefit of investment in design.