About us

We are a unique team of skilled developers and knowledgeable professionals, all with a deep understanding of our platforms of choice.

Our dedication to our technologies extends beyond our usual agency operations – we are the co-organisers of WordPress Bournemouth and develop public apps for Shopify.

It was the smoothest and most successful web project I’ve been involved with.”

Nik Wyness, Head of Marketing and Engagement – The Tank Museum

A little bit about us

We are here for driven organisations that desire honest working relations and are dependent on expert knowledge to achieve their goals.

Technical excellence

We get to know our technologies inside-out so we can share our know-how to benefit you.

It runs deep through our company. Basically, we’re geeks with business acumen. 

Innovative solutions

We’re constantly thinking of new and better ways to achieve your ecommerce goals. It’s why we built our own Shopify app – to solve a problem we saw again and again.

Focused on what we’re best at

Our focus is being the best we possibly can in our chosen technologies, because that’s all we do. You can be confident that we know what we’re talking about.

We’re definitely not a jack of all trades.

Partnerships

This isn’t just a business transaction. We go above and beyond to find our clients growth and opportunities.

We also partner with other agencies so they can leverage our expertise for their clients and we can leverage theirs for you.

Location:

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Key strengths:

Shopify Partners with unrivaled knowledge

WordPress Professionals

Agile and Prince2 certified project management

Results driven

Years in operation:

5

Services:

Web design & development

Shopify ecommerce design & development

Support & support plans

Shopify for startups

Shopify apps

Oleksii – one of our super developers

Our team

The team to build your dream

Jamie Derrick

Managing Director

Dan Morris

Digital Project Manager

Oleksii Dubynka

Senior Backend Developer

Stanislav Derkach

Senior Frontend Developer

A brief history of JD

We began life as the one man band of Jamie Derrick, who put absolutely zero thought in to a company name – hence we became JD (although still officially J Derrick Ltd).

Jamie has been a software and web developer by trade for his entire career.

As the client base grew way beyond the capabilities of one man, Jamie hired several developers in Ukraine, most of which now work for us full time. We’re incredibly proud of our ties with Ukraine and we get together in the beautiful city of Lviv as often as we can.

The company has since expanded further with the addition of UK based Prince2 and Agile certified project management and our Finance Director.

WordPress and Joomla were our initial specialisms, with WordPress now almost entirely eclipsing Joomla out of the picture. However, we still retain our Joomla expertise for our clients who need it.

Around 2017 we worked on our first Shopify Plus project (yes, we started with Shopify Plus!), became Shopify Partners and have never looked back. We’ve since been involved in the success of countless Shopify projects, from getting startups off the ground to building stores for large multi-nationals.

Since then, we’ve expanded our Shopify expertise to app development having launched Auto Schedule and we continue to work on our new Telephone Orders app.

 

Jamie in the sports hall of Chateau du Baffy, Select School Travel’s flagship accommodation. Select School Travel remain our longest standing client.

The family album

Classic snaps from the journey of JD.

  • Shopify Pursuit conference for Shopify Partners. Amsterdam, February 2020

  • A particularly popular month for the WordPress Bournemouth meetup

  • Another “business trip” to Lviv, Ukraine

  • The beautiful city of Lviv, Ukraine

  • Another busy WordPress Bournemouth at our home, The Chocolate Box

  • On location for a photo shoot with Inspected

  • Oleksii & Tanya

  • With our friends at Inspected HQ

  • Jamie and his wife, Claudia, at Select School Travel’s Chateau du Baffy… shortly after getting married!

  • Back when we used to share an office with Silicon South. Megan puts up a rather sparse looking Christmas tree

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