Our journey

Over 26 years ago, Design Portfolio opened its doors with the aim of providing annual report publishing for a number of clients based predominantly in London. Today, we employ over 50 full-time staff and are well placed with offices in London, Leeds, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Miami, providing a wide range of corporate communications to clients of all shapes, sizes and industry sector.

Our vision and values

Our business is built on collaboration and the sharing of great ideas and sound knowledge. We strive to be the corporate communications partner of choice, with a leading reputation for service excellence, and be recommended by everyone we work with.

What we do

We support businesses ranging from AIM to the FTSE 350, as well as private companies and those new to market across numerous sectors. We work in print, digital and moving image and specialise in six core areas:

  • Annual reports
  • Investor presentations
  • Corporate websites
  • Video and animation
  • Corporate branding
  • Sustainability communications

Our culture

We work hard to maintain our values and culture in order to create an inclusive, collaborative and enjoyable place to work. We don’t just think about our achievements solely in financial terms; we recognise that our people are the drivers of our success and that the commitment and support we provide to each of them will deliver sustainable growth.

Find out more on our blog

Our leadership team

Ian Restall

Executive Chairman

Ian is our founder and City man with experience as a stockbroker, analyst, broadcaster and financial journalist.

Julie Wilford

Managing Director

Julie has extensive experience in corporate and investor communications, advising companies from a variety of sectors.

Alison Carey

Finance Director

Alison is a long-standing operational board director responsible for Design Portfolio’s finances, legal, HR and IT.

Paul Crabb

Business Development Director

Paul is our dedicated corporate communications contact for new clients, in particular those new to market.

Leon Channon

Creative Director

Leon is responsible for our creative direction and works closely with his team of designers to deliver work we can all be proud of.

Mark Carey

Head of Production

With over 24 years’ experience, Mark is responsible for studio workflow, print, mailing and information security.

Jessica Coles

Head of Client Services

Jess has over ten years’ experience in corporate communications and is responsible for ensuring we deliver the highest levels of client service.

Nik Byrne

Head of Design

Nik has extensive experience in both print and digital design and is responsible for maintaining the quality of our creative output.

Daniel Redman

Head of Research & Strategy

Daniel is responsible for regulatory, best practice and content advice and has extensive experience in advising many industry-leading reporters.

Ian Restall

Executive Chairman

Ian is our founder and City man with experience as a stockbroker, analyst, broadcaster and financial journalist.

Julie Wilford

Managing Director

Julie has extensive experience in corporate and investor communications, advising companies from a variety of sectors.

Alison Carey

Finance Director

Alison is a long-standing operational board director responsible for Design Portfolio’s finances, legal, HR and IT.

Paul Crabb

Business Development Director

Paul is our dedicated corporate communications contact for new clients, in particular those new to market.

Leon Channon

Creative Director

Leon is responsible for our creative direction and works closely with his team of designers to deliver work we can all be proud of.

Mark Carey

Head of Production

With over 24 years’ experience, Mark is responsible for studio workflow, print, mailing and information security.

Jessica Coles

Head of Client Services

Jess has over ten years’ experience in corporate communications and is responsible for ensuring we deliver the highest levels of client service.

Nik Byrne

Head of Design

Nik has extensive experience in both print and digital design and is responsible for maintaining the quality of our creative output.

Daniel Redman

Head of Research & Strategy

Daniel is responsible for regulatory, best practice and content advice and has extensive experience in advising many industry-leading reporters.

Proud of our partnerships

Abcam
Dominoes
EMIS Group
Greene King
Mears Group
Petra Diamonds
Revolution Bars Group
Urban & Civic