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Chaptr joins the Design Business Association

We’re excited to share that Chaptr has just been granted membership to the Design Business Association (DBA).

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. With only 450 members nationwide, of which 48% are London based, Chaptr join a select group of south coast agencies, meeting the standards required. 

“At Chaptr we connect with people and tell stories using design to create exceptional digital experiences. We treat our clients like humans, conducting our business with our personal values at heart; humility, integrity and kindness. And if all that sounds a bit fluffy, you’ll be encouraged by our award-winning web designs and global client base – we’re not above a humblebrag! With our DBA membership, we aim to bring our values and skills to a wider audience.”

– Joe Perkins, Managing Director

Chaptr has been delivering award-winning web design products for almost 8 years. From our studio in Southampton, once an old victorian shop, Chaptr serves an eclectic range of sectors from creative industries including Art, Music, Galleries, Design and Architecture to Luxury Goods, Travel, Food & Beverage, Technology and more. We work with established brands and startups alike. 

If you have a design project you’d like to discuss with us, please call 02381 780164 or email [email protected]

Design Business Association Member Statement 

Established in 1986, the Design Business Association exists to: 

Promote professional excellence and to build productive partnerships between commerce and the design industry. The end goal is to champion effective design that improves the quality of people’s lives. 

We are members of the Design Business Association. 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 or telephone Adam Fennelow on 020 7251 9229.