DAVID JAMES KERR
Managing Director & Founder
KEY ROLES | BUYER, SOCIAL MEDIA, MARKETING & SALES.

At 16, David left school with very little education. Some may see this as a negative factor but it's actually the opposite. With the realisation of the possibility of struggling David has grown a very hard working ethic. An ethic you need when going into business. After filing for bankrupcty around 2011 David needed to find his niche to be able to supply for his three young children and wife Stephanie. Selling the clothes off his own back is how it started. Buying and selling preowned designer clothing through websites such as eBay he quickly built up a level of trust with suppliers and people within the same trade, After selling predominently Stone Island and C.P. Company out the back of his car David wanted to take the next step and have his own premises to trade from. In December, 2015 David moved into a shop where the business began to gain an even bigger following. Utilising social media the business started to grow again, Until August 2015 when the shop got ransacked and all the stock was gone. Understanding what it's like for a young couple with children to lose everything his loyal support base and clients wanted to give something back to help David get back on his feet. From there on out the business has moved forward leaps and bounds. Being renowned worldwide, David James Kerr is now a popular destination when visiting Belfast. To give something back, The flagship store has undergone renevation to create a customer friendly space for people to visit. Whether it be coming for a drink, to play Fifa or to pick out an outfit for the weekend David is continually trying to make David James Kerr an experience. 

What is your favourite brand at David James Kerr?

Dsquared2

If you could add one brand to the portfolio what would it be?

Gucci

Where do you see DJK in two years time?


In terms of how quickly David James Kerr has already grown two years doesn't feel long away. I'd like to say by 2020 we'll have expanded all our social media and reached 100,000 followers on Instagram. We'd also like to have a very easy to use, clean and exciting website that runs parallel to the purpose bullt David James Kerr app. In the next two years we're hoping to completely revamp our customer service side of the business, Improving our packaging for items and moving into our own warehouse where the ecommerce and customer services side of the business will have it's own home. I'd also like to think by 2020 we will have an extensive brand portfolio that holds some of the best in designer and casual clothing for both men and junior.  

 
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Stephanie Kerr
STORE MANAGER
KEY ROLES | ACCOUNTS, STOCK CONTROL, ECOMMERCE, CUSTOMER SERVICE

Stephanie has been working with David for the last ten years, 8 of those years being married. Stephanie is the Mother to three children, which are 12, 8 and 5. Stephanie makes huge sacrifices along with David to ensure the success of David James Kerr continues, whether that be with the children helping out too or whether it be all the hours needed under the sun. After all David James Kerr is for the future. Stephanie has a huge variation of roles at DJK with her primary input being the administration and customer care, alongside that Stephanie oversees the ecommerce side of the business. “I never expected DJK to grow into what it is today but I have my husband to thank for that as he is the driving force behind it all” 

What is your favourite brand at David James Kerr?

Moncler

If you could add one brand to the portfolio what would it be?

Balenciaga

Where do you see DJK in two years time?

I see DJK increasing it's stock in high end designer clothing. Bringing brands such as Belstaff, Kenzo and Vivienne Westwood. 

Stephanie Kerr
 
 
Rhys McGregor
Sales Executive

Key Roles | Customer Experience, Social Media, Visual Merchandising

At just 18, Rhys is the youngest worker at David James Kerr. Rhys works in store full time along with studying business and marketing at UUJ for his degree. Rhys has followed David James Kerr from when it was starting out, Giving him a great understanding of the brands in store and what it takes to be in this line of work. Utilising his skills in social media and the visual aspects of the business Rhys keeps the content consistenly interesting for customers in store and online which is recognisable considering it's continual growth. It helps to have people involved in the business who take an actual interest in the brands and how it's displayed to the world. Rhys is often the first person you'll see when coming into the flagship store building strong relationships, offering his advice and making each customer feel welcome. 

What is your favourite brand at David James Kerr?

C.P. Company 

If you could add one brand to the portfolio what would it be?

Balmain 

Where do you see DJK in two years time? 

I see DJK evolving into one of the worlds most sought after casual store, With a high possibility of opening more UK based flagship stores. 

 
Rhys McGregor
 
JOSH
Ecommerce Executive

Key Roles | Photography, Ecommerce, Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising 
Originally from Birmingham, Josh has spent the last three years living in London studying graphic and media communication as well as working for four marketing. Working as a sales assistant and in merchandising Josh has developed a keen interest in high end menswear. Although working in the retail sector was interesting Josh has always been set on utilising his skills in the creative side rather than in a store role. In late 2017 Josh came across a job oppurtunity at David James Kerr in ecommerce and after interviewing for the position was successful. Josh jumped ship and moved to Northern Ireland in October to begin working at David James Kerr where his key roles would be in product and editorial photography, Ecommerce and Filmography. Josh could see the very evident growth and potential at David James Kerr so couldn't turn the oppurtunity to leave everything behind and move. 
What is your favourite brand at David James Kerr?

Paul and Shark or Stone Island 

If you could add one brand to the portfolio what would it be? 

Prada

Where do you see DJK in two years time? 

In two years time I'd like to think DJK has a fully functional, easy to use and interesting website. Combined with a new style in visuals I hope David James Kerr becomes a figurehead in high end fashion and casual clothing, Not only in the UK but worldwide too. 

 
Josh Haydon
 
RYAN
David James Kerr Junior Model 
Son to David, Ryan has always been around and associated with the business since an early age. Over the past couple of years Ryan has started to help out at DJK wether it be a runner on sales days or more recently modelling the ever growing Junior collection. With the demand growing and the stock constantly increasing Ryan is always on hand to help out and deliver a great service. A goalkeeper for Club NI, Swansea academy and Glentoran, Ryan is setting himself up for great things, However is definitely not shy to get stuck in when help is needed.

What is your favourite brand at David James Kerr

C.P. Company

If you could add one brand what would it be?

Canada Goose Junior

Where do you see DJK in two years time?

In two years time I’d like to see the Junior ranges in DJK to have grown bigger and bigger accompanied by a warehouse to store and send out all the stock.I’d also like to see the online store thrive and continually grow.

 
Josh Haydon
 
TYLER
David James Kerr Junior Model

At such a young age, Tyler is already making bold moves. Over the past year Tyler has been working along side DJK to model the full junior collections such as Stone Island Junior, C.P. Company Junior and Paul and Shark. Tyler is a young man full of many talents, As well as modeling he’s successfully started his own YouTube channel and more recently has started to DJ at events and clubs across Northern Ireland and beyond.

What is your favourite brand at David James Kerr

Either Paul and Shark Junior or C.P. Company

If you could add one brand what would it be?

The North Face

Where do you see DJK in two years time?

I would love to see the brand expand, potentially open a second store within the mainland and push their very own DJK clothing range. Would be great to see people all over Europe or further afield wearing the merch and sending in their photos to brag on social media.

Plus I hope to see myself still representing the DJK brand and modeling the ever-growing junior range

 

 
Josh Haydon