ZAP joins the Design Business Association

By James Golding

We’re thrilled to have just been granted membership to the Design Business Association (DBA).

With only 450 members nationwide of which 48% are London based, ZAP join a select group of southern agencies, meeting the standards required. The DBA is the trade organisation for the UK design industry, focused on promoting professional excellence and building productive partnerships between commerce and the design industry. The association champions effective design, communicating its value and the impact it can have on business performance.

We are proud to be part of the DBA’s select network of members.

Who are the DBA?

Established in 1986, the Design Business Association exists to promote professional excellence and to build productive partnerships between commerce and the design industry. Their end goal is to champion effective design that improves the quality of people’s lives.

As such we are committed to following the guidelines set out by the DBA for its members:

• Best practice to achieve effective design solutions to better our clients’ business
• Competence in providing measurable value for our clients’ investments
• Commercially insured including professional indemnity
• Accurate and clear financial reporting
• Commitment to salaries and charge-out rates in line with UK benchmarks
• Continuing professional development of staff
• Confidentiality and professionalism

For further information on the Design Business Association please visit

A word from the Head of Services

Adam Fennelow, Head of Services of the DBA, comments “we are thrilled to welcome ZAP Creative to the DBA. There are many design businesses working in the UK and producing fantastic work. A particular focus for the DBA is to attract those creative businesses that work to a set of business values that benefit them and their clients. We look forward to supporting ZAP on their journey. ”

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