About the Awards

Good design means good business.

The Design Business Association is the UK's most vocal champion of the role of effective design in the creation of business growth. The DBA was founded in 1986 to recognise, communicate and reward the integral role that design effectiveness plays in commercial success.

The most important way of communicating the value of design is by measuring its true effectiveness. 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. This sets the stage for a transparent and accountable relationship between client and designer that provides the best creative and commercial environment for success.

The case studies also serve to demonstrate the excellent value for money and return on investment that a coherent, well-thought-out and professionally executed design strategy can achieve. In a crowded marketplace, there is no place for one hit wonders; good design and good business are a long-term relationship.

Design delivers. Here’s the proof.

 

League Table

Gold = 15Grand Prix = +10
Silver = 10
Bronze = 5 

THIS year LAST Year Agency Total 3 Years
1 1 Elmwood 140
2 = 2 BrandOpus 95
2 = 3 Pearlfisher 95
4 = 6 Springetts Brand Design Consultants 85
4 = 3 WPA Pinfold 85
6 5 Design Bridge 70
7 7 Thompson Brand Partners 65
8 8 jones knowles ritchie 50
9 - Smith &+ Village 35
10 = 10 Radley Yeldar 30
10 = - The Engine Room 30
12 = 28 2LK Design 25
12 = 16 Absolute 25
12 = 8 Alloy 25
12 = 10 B&B studio 25
12 = 16 Lewis Moberly 25
12 = 16 MAP & Kano 25
12 = 28 The Allotment 25
19 = 13 999 Design 20
19 = - Brand Union 20
19 = 16 Coley Porter Bell 20
19 = - Creative Leap 20
19 = 13 DewGibbons + Partners 20