JDL is an independent consultancy with over 20 years' experience

JDL are an independent company based in the East Midlands with over 20 years’ experience working with large corporations, SME’s and small family businesses; resolving your challenges from within.

Jane Sabine Director
t / 07710 886 905
e / jane@jdllimited.co.uk

A highly effective HR professional with over 30-years experience gained in both unionised and non-unionised working environments in manufacturing, distribution / supply chain and construction sectors.

Involving, engaging, challenging and coaching managers and directors at both a transactional and strategic level.

Key Experience

Delivering organisational change in unionised, multisite environments combined with a successful track record in:

  • Business transformation
  • Employee relations
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Building strong relationships with operational / senior management teams and business leaders


HR Consulting, Change Management, Operations Management, HR Interim Support, Operational ‘Start-ups’, Project Management.

Dave Leighton Director
t / 07917 115 255
e / dave@jdllimited.co.uk

An organised, ambitious and focused leader with a creative approach to problem solving. Committed to continuous improvement and lean management with an obsession for team development through skilled communication and a proven ability to create and share a strategic vision.

With strong project and change management skills as well as functional responsibility within matrix management structures, operating at both strategic and hands-on levels leading to success in diverse market sectors and service areas while working under pressure and to strict deadlines.

Extensive experience of open and closed book contracts showing excellent negotiation skills gained within both customer and union workforce arenas.

Expertise in systems implementation and development, budgetary creation, control and delivery with full profit and loss responsibility for diverse business sectors.

Key Experience

  • Fourth-party logistics (4pl) and contractor management
  • £110m revenue budget creation and control
  • New sales development lead through to closure
  • Tender creation, total project delivery through to selection, implementation and success measurement
  • UK wide warehouse, transport and service businesses
  • 600 driver and 770 tractor trailer fleets (four regional fleets)
  • In-house and third-party logistics (3pl) experience
  • Union and customer negotiations
  • Strategic direction and ownership of multiple products
  • Value identification and benefit delivery
  • Start-up and brownfield operations
  • Open and closed book single and multi customer environments


Business Development, Operations, Project Management, Systems Implementation, Consulting, Interim Management, Outsourcing, Tender Management, Contract Negotiation, Strategic Review, Change Management, Cost Reduction, Account Management and Customer Service.



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Working with Dave for over six months on the turnaround of East London Bus Group he ran two of the ten garages, driving up performance using his substantial operational leadership experience.

Nick Toone CEO East London Bus Group

Dave is a detail orientated manager who manages the P&L responsibility whilst maintaining the strategic objectives. Consistently challenges the Status Quo.

Wayne Jackson Retired Interim Professional