about the di bridges partnership
Founded in 2002, by Di Bridges – the Di Bridges Partnership is a Boutique Search House serving retail and brand operating both strategically and holistically – making best use of her 30 years of international experience running both corporate and boutique style businesses in the industry. With a strong team the business now has an enviable portfolio of top global brands as clients.
The Partnership – Who are we and what do we do
We are a boutique practice positioned as a Search House – delivering a bespoke service to our clients either through a search assignment, market mapping (a strategic piece of work on a specific area of the market), or mystery customer research. We are generalists across retail and brand.
The practice ethos emanates from the founder, Di Bridges. Her career built with an ‘Art and Science’ approach to business, allowing creativity and entrepreneurialism to be married with a clear strategic plan on each piece of work through a well-practised methodology, demanding detail and qualified data to support any piece of work.
We have a distinct Brand Personality
DBP as a consultancy has a personality, a unique style and a way of delivering that is part of our successful unique DNA. Now in its thirteenth year, boasting a portfolio of brands that are amongst the best in the world plus important brands and businesses in the UK. Straightforward but with an empathy and appreciation of brand, the consumer and the need for a flair and style to build partnerships with clients and engage candidates for the longer term
as di says:
Having managed both corporate and boutique style business in the UK and internationally throughout my career, the practice has a robust foundation in proper business protocols plus a high quality of process and strategic thinking to bring to a piece of work. We understand the complexities of running a business and within retail and brand we have gathered a depth of knowledge, instinct and experience through serving some of the most respected brands in the world. Our experience extends from operating with corporate boards and houses, to supporting the strategic growth of a business regardless of its size into a global brand or a business ready to float. We ensure that the infrastructure meets the demands of the market, from the person leading the business and creating the vision and strategy to the supporting key executives. We have an experienced team bringing a high level of gravitas for the benefit of all our clients and candidates.
However, what is really different about our practice is how we engage with the industry and stay relevant. We make it our business to stay on top of change, keep our business fresh and in touch, ensure we are connected to the key players. As the world grows smaller so our network grows bigger. Our sister brand le Pont is full of energy and excitement – complementing our practice with equal flair and a passion to deliver. An important step in the evolution of the practice to support keeping our finger on the pulse of the industry.
Our partner business le Pont
Our sister site was launched to ensure that we can offer a unified service across a brand or retailer, covering between us management roles through to the Board. The brand of le Pont has gained a key position in the market. Consistency and delivery, regardless of level of post is key. Our approach and adaptability remain paramount to le Ponts’ past, present and future success. As a contingent agent, the methodologies and service of le Pont are based on those of DBP and as such we can ensure that we serve our clients with a consistency of service and delivery, regardless of the level of the post and that we accommodate their budgets, with the right method as befits the role in relation to the market. We at DBP operate exclusively through search.