In what is — for ELSE and, we believe, the wider industry — a high spot of an otherwise pretty grim year, our very own Warren Hutchinson has been elected to the Design Business Association board of directors. The DBA is a community of over 450 design agencies and design-centric businesses, with a shared set of values, who care about raising standards and the profile of our industry.

The board of directors is elected from the membership and works closely with the DBA’s management team to support the sector ­— always driving design further up the agenda in business and government.

Warren says “In a year when the DBA has really come into its own, and proved an invaluable resource, I’m really happy I can play my part in expanding and deepening connections throughout its network. In particular, I look forward to making sure digital is well represented and supported in all the DBA sets out to do.”

Given Warren’s interest in and passion for bringing new talent into design, one of his first points of focus as a DBA director will be to help further bridge the gap between education and our industry.