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Inspiring and engaging people

JDD Consulting brings together top professionals in the sustainable development of visited places - from local churches to major tourism destinations. We have a unique competence in understanding how different types of visitor behave.

People visit places for all sorts of reasons - and understanding their motivations and expectations is key. JDD remains at the forefront of this field, helping our clients define new economic and social models of visitor behaviour.

Latest news from JDD ...

We are very sorry to announce that David Smith, one of the founder-directors of JDD, died in October 2016.

In 2016 JDD delivered a feasibility study and options appraisal for 'The Magnet', a location in St Leonards, East Sussex.

In 2015, JDD was involved in three projects:

  • Business Planning for Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
  • The 'Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum', Gloucester
  • Little Cassiobury, Watford
Additionally, John Sherlock completed two overseas lecture tours in 2015 and three in 2016 - see his ship work here. In 2013 he was accredited as a NADFAS (now "The Arts Society") lecturer, and is undertaking several bookings in the near future - see the full diary here.

Traditional materials December 2012 - Revitalising the local economies of historic industrial destinations

Cunard logo October 2012 - John Sherlock completes further overseas lecture tours on on Classical Architecture

Winchester College July 2012 - JDD helps Winchester College plan for the future

Thames Chase Visitor Centre June 2012 - JDD's study paints bright future for the Thames Chase Forest Centre

Alpine sceneApril 2012 - Mountain Tourism study in France covers rural businesses

Magna Carta 800 February 2012 - JDD delivers masterplan for Magna Carta 800th anniversary layout at Runnymede