Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Jo Price

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

Today, we’re learning more about Jo Price, Corporate Finance Senior Manager

Q:  What is your role at JDC?

A:  I support local business owners by managing a range of transactions including sales, acquisitions, MBOs and refinancing.  I also carry out the occasional financial due diligence for buyers/funders, and in recent months I have used my restructuring experience to support local businesses forecast and manage cash.

Q:  How long have you been with the firm?

A:  I joined JDC in November 2018 – so 1 year and 5 months now.

Q:  On a normal day, what does your role involve?

A:  A typical day will usually involve a mix of office based work with the team and time out of the office with clients or networking with local professionals.  I spend most of my time in Norfolk but have spent time in wider East Anglia and London in the last year.

My role on a transaction will involve desktop work (e.g. preparing the Information Memorandum/Business Plan or project managing due diligence), calls and meetings with all the parties involved and internal discussions with the JDC team.  I also help manage our social media campaigns and make the occasional tea round!

I work three days a week, so on the other two days my role is very different and includes Disney princesses, Bing, play dates and cold cups of tea!

Q:  What is the best part of your job?

A:  Working with a wide range of businesses, learning about different industries and processes and meeting new people.

Q:  What are you most proud of from your time at JDC?

A:  Getting JDC Corporate Finance on Twitter!

Q:  If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?

A:  I always wanted to be an air hostess when I grew up and whilst I do still love to travel, I’d settle for speaking more languages.

Q:  Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?

A:  I can play the flute – I got to Grade 5.

Q:  What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?

A:  Wicked.

Q:  What is the last book you read?

A:  The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lest.

Q:  If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

A:  Venice, Italy.