"Work smarter, not harder"
We founded JDR Branding because we felt there was a gap in the market for a real personal approach to promotional merchandise. Your merchandise should be individual and customised to your business, as we should be in our way of working with you. This fundamental belief is what drove us to where we are today.
Combined we have over 50+ years experience in the promotional merchandise industry, and we couldn't do it for that long without loving what we do! Having known each other for over 25 years, we couldn't imagine going into business without each other.
By the way - it's a complete coincidence that we share the same surname, some do say that we look like sisters though!
"We're not trying to be the biggest...just the best"
Building long term relationships is my principal strength and it's definitely something I pride myself on. I still have the same friends I had when I was at school! (I won't tell you how long ago that was, ahem).
I love that no two days are the same and we have had some bonkers requests before...From laser engraved oranges to turkey shaped hats! Nothing surprises me anymore and I've always got a trick up my sleeve!
My dogs Buddy and Buster, 80's music along with bottomless lunches are my three favourite hobbies. Maybe I should combine them to make a musical dog toy, shaped like a bottle of prosecco?!
"It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it"
One of my career highlights I will never forget was acquiring the contract of one of the largest beer brands in the world from a simple cold call. It still goes to show that anything is possible if I put my mind to it.
Being such a people oriented person at heart gives me the variety I strive for. No two businesses or clients are the same and I really enjoy creating bespoke offerings that are tailored to your expectations and meet your end goal.
When I am not out winning new contracts (!) I love reading crime thrillers, spending family time together and watching my younger daughter play in goal for Aston Villa ladies and England U20's. She has just as much drive and ambition as I do!