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Who we are, what we believe

D4 make industrial brands fit for a digital world and we have a passion for working with leading manufacturing, engineering and distribution companies.

You might not have approached a digital agency like us before, but you realise that online tools can make a significant difference and help you get you ahead of your competition. We’re here to guide you through a process that will strengthen your business and give you the advantage in the global economy.

  • We are experienced in the industrial sector.
  • We know that driving sales is crucial to your business success.
  • We understand the importance of building customer confidence.
  • We recognise the need for measurable return on your investment with us.

We know that industrial companies have strong traditions, specialist skills and an established customer base. We help you capitalise on your expertise and heritage by communicating more than industry experience or manufacturing capacity.

Does digital work? Yes it does. Since working with D4, all our clients have recorded year-on-year growth – in enquiries, exports, sales, turnover and profit. They’ve gained new clients overseas, sold more products to existing customers, broken into new markets and discovered new revenue streams. And with our specialist knowledge of UK funding for business, we can help you access grants for activities such as exporting and marketing.

We are proud to be taking the products and skills of UK industry into the wider global economy, through better brand and digital communications.

Take a look at our services and get in touch to find out how we can help your business grow this year and beyond.

Our people

Justin is an internationally experienced creative director specialising in the development of brands into digital. He has worked with many blue chip clients including BT, Habitat, Hilton Hotels, NBC, Lloyds TSB, TDIC and SuperValu and for international agencies such as Huguenot, Omnia, WAA, Landor Associates and DMB&B Worldwide.

Justin Williams

Creative Director

Having worked in both design and industry for over 20 years, Paul Herron’s passion is to move industrial brands forward in the digital world. He has experience in the manufacturing, engineering, technology, drinks, gambling and air transport sectors for international brands such as SITA, John Smith’s, William Hill, Unilever, SportsDirect and Saint­-Gobain.

Paul Herron

Managing Director

Jeremy leads the development of all digital projects.For over a decade he has led web development, mobile app development, user-­centred design and SEO projects. He works in WordPress, PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript and jQuery for clients such as Sony, Sports Direct, 505 Games and Sheffield Theatres Trust.

Jeremy Hoke

Head of Digital

Sarah keeps D4’s clients informed of progress on their campaigns. She makes sure all projects are delivered on time and to budget. She has extensive project management experience and specialises in social media and SEO. With a degree in Media Production, Sarah has clients across metallurgy, cryogenics, engineering and brewing.

Sarah Haynes

Project Manager

Matt has over 18 years of experience as a multidisciplinary designer, expert in both pixel and print. He brings brands to life online and offline. Previous clients include corporate heavyweights such as KPMG, Disney, Activision and Sony. Closer to home he’s worked with Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Westfield Health and South Yorkshire Housing Association.

Matthew Hall

Senior Creative

Alice has over 12 years of experience in public sector finance. She has specialist knowledge of funding for advanced manufacturing in the Sheffield City Region. Her expertise of private and public funding helps our engineering, manufacturing and technology clients access research grants for activities such as exporting and marketing.

Alice Herron

Finance Manager

Our manifesto


At D4 we believe there is an intrinsic relationship between design and industry.


We believe good design is good business and digital should lead the regrowth of our region’s economy.


We use our skills and expertise to help companies in industrial sectors. We recognise that they are at the heart of our region’s economic and cultural heritage, yet they are often overlooked by our own industry.


We understand effective branding first demands great thinking then great execution using aesthetic judgment, crafted content and creative edge.


We believe in the power of design. If we do our work well, the companies we work with will thrive, bringing prosperity and employment to the people of our region.


We forge long-term relationships with clients who may not understand the digital world at first, but are willing to embrace it.