JKR is one of the world’s most renowned branding and design agencies. Founded in 1990, it is now over 300 strong with offices in London, New York and Shanghai.
JKR designs brands for scale, disruption and good. Since its inception, it has partnered with global leaders including AB InBev, Kraft Heinz, and Mars Inc through to category disruptors including Hippeas, Ugly and The Gut Stuff. It delivers the very highest quality of creative work and strategic thinking to its clients around the world and is a highly valued partner with deeply embedded C-suite relationships.
JKR is consistently recognised at leading industry awards, including Most Awarded Design Group at D&AD and Studio of the Year at Dieline, and it was also awarded a highly prestigious Gold Cannes Lion in 2021 for its global rebrand of Burger King.
GCP partnered with Guy Lambert (Global CEO), Tosh Hall (Chief Creative Officer) and their team, to allow JKR’s founders to leave the business and for the business to remain proudly independent. GCP has taken a minority stake in JKR; the majority of the equity and control of the Board remains with JKR’s team. With GCP’s support the leadership team have the freedom to continue growing the business whilst maintaining its special culture and focus on creative quality.
Our investment partnership
The increased importance of brand at the board level is shifting the focus, and budgets, towards strategic design agencies to drive real benefits for clients, particularly to agencies with the ability to create distinct visual communications.
JKR is led by an outstanding Global CEO and Chief Creative Officer, with exceptional teams at each office, and has a unique approach and empowering culture. It has a strong track record of growth with both existing and new clients, expanding geographically and developing new capabilities and is well set to continue to thrive.
Strategic support through our Growth Toolkit
Since our investment we have closely supported the team in achieving numerous strategic growth initiatives, in line with our Growth Toolkit and Network: