Paul Murphy, BSc MRICS, Property Consultant

Paul Murphy is the the sole owner and founder of Shopjacket. As a qualified chartered surveyor he has 30 years of experience in dealing with commercial property throughout the UK. After leaving Northern Rock in 2001 he worked at Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Naylors before setting up his own commercial property practice in 2005  – which he still runs.

Shopjacket was founded by him in 2010 as a result of a property consultancy contract with North Tyneside council, who asked him to try and improve the look of vacant properties in the area. As there was nothing available on the market he decided to start a new company to fill this void.  This company has expanded quickly and is now seen as a market leader in 3D graphics fronting strategic property advice and initiatives. He has gained considerable national experience in this specialist area.

Jo Atkinson, Design Consultant

Jo is an interior designer and Shopjacket consultant.

After her training Jo worked on residential and commercial interiors for NWD, an award winning, Newcastle based design studio. She also has a strong background in retail visual merchandising, spending several years on the design team for Debenhams.

Jo designs the Shopjacket images, which aim to inspire real shops to improve their look and brand in order to compete in today’s difficult market. We offer design-led advice to shopkeepers on a group and individual basis to help existing and start up businesses.