Bespoke Service

We focus on your specific needs


We put everything into delivering outstanding results


We make sure out experience counts


We provide open, honest & balanced advice


We have UK wide and international reach

Specialist focus

We concentrate on what we are exceptional at

Track Record

We have a long history of successful deals


We will be your most trusted adviser


We stay ahead of the game

We are an independent UK corporate finance firm advising business owners globally in buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth.

Why choose us?

Since its formation in 2004, JDC has emerged as the leading independent corporate finance and advisory firm in the Eastern Region. We are primarily focused on the requirements of SMEs with turnover from c. £2 million to £50 million.

The team comprises a wealth of experience in all areas of corporate finance and related transaction and advisory work, offering our clients a range of services to suit the needs of their company.

JDC are instructed as advisers for both sell-side and buy-side clients in company transactions. This includes outright disposals to trade and private equity purchasers; acquisition mandates to achieve growth objectives and numerous management buyouts (MBOs), management buyins (MBIs) and minority shareholder exits.

The team at JDC have carried out over 500 share and business valuations and have successfully completed approximately 300 company sale and purchase transactions.

Additionally, we have implemented numerous succession solutions and by offering a tailored approach of working with our clients for the long term, remain the retained advisers of choice to many growing and enterprising businesses.

With an enviable track record, a reputation for clear communication and advice and a refreshing absence of red tape, JDC offers a comprehensive combination of integrated services and unique access to a top quality, highly experienced team of advisers.

Case Studies

Our recent transactions and testimonials are proof that we deliver value for our clients.

Project Network

From our first meeting with JDC it was clear that their hands-on senior led service was the differential to competitors. JDC took the time to understand our business and provided us with the options available. They assisted us in presenting our business plan to funders where we secured the necessary funding to fulfil our ambitious growth plans. We look forward to continuing to work with JDC to achieve our objectives and would highly recommend them to SME owners seeking advisers who can add real value.

Director Project Network

BTS Group

We had never had any dealings with JDC prior to meeting with Dave and Adam, but from the outset I found them to be honest and straightforward and everything they said they would do at our first meeting they delivered. JDC identified a buyer who we would never had thought to approach ourselves and worked hard to negotiate a deal which was in line with our aspirations. Dave and Adam were involved at every stage and present at every meeting and their hands-on, personal approach throughout the process was a big reason why the deal happened within a sensible time frame.”

Hal McCallum Managing Director of BTS Group

The Big Prawn Co.

On recommendations from HSBC, we opened discussions with JDC, who promised a hands on approach with no shortage of effort and time. I can honestly say they did not let us down; they were professional, extremely attentive and supportive. They found the right solutions and engaged relentlessly with the management team, banks and lawyers to achieve a smooth conclusion. I very much enjoyed working with the JDC team and have every intention of continuing with this relationship. Thank you JDC.

Sean O’Hanlon Founder of Big Prawn Co

Lida Vets

I engaged JDC after doing thorough research into the market to identify the best corporate finance firm in the eastern region for my business. After having now been through the process, I have to say that I am so pleased I appointed JDC. Dave and Adam unlocked and delivered an exceptional deal, well in excess of what I had hoped for and supported me hands-on throughout the whole process. It has been a pleasure working with them and I would not hesitate to recommend JDC to any business considering a sale.

Josh Lida Director of Ideal Vets Ltd trading as Lida Vets


The service provided was exceptional. The competitive process JDC ran and their connections with lenders meant we had a range of lending options to choose from and we are in no doubt that we have secured the best possible financing deal. JDC’s advice was clear and consistent throughout a complex process and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for advisers who can make a real difference and add value to their business.

David Warren Managing Director of Motorclean

Cornwall Insight

I found the advice and input from JDC to be invaluable, we would strongly recommend JDC to companies who are looking to unlock growth and achieve their full potential and look forward to continuing to work with JDC as our trusted advisers in the future.

Gareth Miller Cornwall Insight

GEV Group

We engaged JDC due to their successful track record in our sector and the immediate confidence we felt in their ability to secure a deal.  Dave Howes and his team guided us through every step of the transaction, providing advice and acting as an effective filter during due diligence, allowing us to run our business in parallel.

David Fletcher GEV Group

Global International

The support of Chris has been invaluable and we now have an even stronger foundation for the future development of our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and the wider JDC team to business owners seeking to achieve rapid growth.

Juan Albertini Global International

ESE Direct

It’s fair to say that without Jon and his team we would not have got through the experience, nor would we have achieved such a fantastic deal.  You are worth your weight in gold – thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Simon Francis ESE Direct

Bowden & Knights

We could not have achieved the sale without Jon and his colleagues’ drive, enthusiasm, tenacity, advice and guidance.  Available to me 24/7, through ups and downs and with our interests at heart throughout, JDC were the driving force to ‘clinch the deal’.  A huge thank you JDC for fulfilling our dreams.

Mike Bowden Bowden & Knights

The Team

We are unified in helping our clients develop, improve and realise the full value of their businesses.

Jon Dodge

Managing Director

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Hello. I’m the Founder of JDC.  I have over 25 years’ experience of leading sale, purchase and restructuring transactions and acting as a retained adviser.

Chris Adlam

Director of Business Growth Services

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Hello. I’m Chris, I have spent over 20 years advising and managing businesses through all stages of the corporate cycle.

Joanne Price

Corporate Finance Senior Manager

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Hello. I’m Jo, I have spent over 14 years providing advisory and transaction support to clients across the South East.

Tony Longman

Tax Director

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Hello. I’m Tony, I have over 25 years’ experience as a specialist tax adviser.

Matt Field

Senior Manager

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Hello. I’m Matt, I have spent over 10 years providing corporate, personal and transaction tax advice to owner managed businesses.

Adam Croft

Corporate Finance Manager

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Hello. I’m Adam, I am an out and out transaction specialist and have been involved in or led over 100 sales transactions of companies in the £2m to £50m turnover range.

Janet Parker

Senior Manager

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Hello. I’m Janet, I have over 30 years’ experience in the accountancy and business advisory profession.

James Cooper

Corporate Finance Manager

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Hello. I’m James, I’m a Chartered Accountant and was the highest placed candidate in the UK in the ICAEW Corporate Finance exams in 2015.


Ryan Symonds

Corporate Finance Manager

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Hello. I’m Ryan, I have over 10 years’ practice experience and have managed several successful transactions since joining JDC.

Rob Whitefoot

Senior Manager

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Hello. I’m Rob, I have over 20 years’ experience providing corporate advisory and accountancy services to clients across East Anglia.

Emma Dixon


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Hello. I’m Emma, I’m a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with over five years’ post qualification experience.

Jackie Collier

Executive Assistant

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Hello.  I’m Jackie, I’ve been with JDC from the start acting as PA to Jon but now supporting the wider JDC team.

Maria Rix

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Executive Assistant

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Hello.  I’m Maria, I joined JDC in 2014, I’m responsible for design and marketing and provide support to the wider JDC team.

Alex Hunton


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Hello.  I’m Alex, I joined JDC in 2017 from Larking Gowen where I was in charge of a portfolio of clients and now assist on a wide range of transaction and advisory projects.

Dave Howes

Director of Corporate Finance

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Hello. I’m Dave, I have spent over 10 years advising clients on transactions across a range of sectors with deal sizes from £2m to £100m+.