01 - D.R. Warehouse

D.R. Warehouse is the wholesale clothing distribution, import and export business, and has been established since 1968. The business trades from its showroom and also online.

02 - The Clothing Quarter

The Clothing Quarter is the online retail business, selling clothing to the end consumer.

03 - Detail DMC

DetailDMC.com is our interior design, architecture and construction business.

04 - D.R.D. Portfolio

D.R. Developments Portfolio is the property company dealing in the renovation and letting of commercial buildings with property showcase that can be seen online.

About Us



D.R. Group encapsulates various established businesses under one corporate entity, situated on Great Hampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham.


D.R. Group is comprised of:

  • D.R. Warehouse Ltd – the wholesale clothing distribution, import and export business, and has been established since 1968. The business trades from its showroom and also online.
  • TCQStore.com – The Clothing Quarter is the online retail business, selling clothing to the end consumer.
  • DetailDMC.com – Known as "Detail" is an architecture, interior design and construction firm. Details directors have over 50 years of experience in the industry and have worked on some award winning projects during their career
  • D.R.D Portfolio – Known as D.R. Developments Portfolio is the property company dealing in the renovation and letting of commercial buildings with property showcase that can be seen online.


Meet Our Board



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Peter Lal, Founder

Peter started business at the ripe old age of 16. He began his career at the Birmingham Bull Ring market. While others were discouraged at the fact that stalls were unavailable, he demonstrated his innate entrepreneurial flair. Instead of being disheartened, he waited until the very end of the day for someone to vacate their stall where he could take over and try his hand at "pitching". Read more...


Peter's family have always been involved in the clothing business and so he decided that seemed a logical avenue to pursue and has never looked back since. By his 20s, Peter's clothing stall at the Bull Ring had become extremely successful and he looked for his next challenge. It was then that he branched out into the actual manufacture of clothing. He spent over 2 months in clothing factories throughout the UK working for free to gain experience in this field. In the late 80s and early 90s he embarked upon the manufacture of clothing. Peter quickly realised that the Far East offered much better value for money and of course "bigger profits". He once again revolutionised his business model and began importing and exporting clothing. This line of the business is still going strong today.

By this time, Peter had become an expert in the clothing arena and as he strongly believes in the old adage of "not putting all your eggs in the one basket" he branched out into the property market, in parallel with operating his clothing business. Peter's property focus has been primarily commercial units and has and continues to build his portfolio of properties.

Peter is now retired but, ever the businessman, he still likes to keep involved and now provides his invaluable experience as an advisor to the clothing and property businesses. Read less...

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Raj Lal, BSc (Hons), Managing Director

Raj Lal has been involved with the family business from a very early age and Raj's father considers him to be his 'right hand man'. Having worked in the family's clothing warehouse from the age of 14, Raj gained valuable insight at a very early age, not only into the clothing industry but also business in general. Read more...


Raj has played an instrumental role in the direction the business has taken alongside continuing with his studies. He graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Computer Science and interned with Goldman Sachs International, in London; one of the largest investment banks in the world. From that Raj gained considerable experience of the corporate world, experience which he applied to the family business when he joined full time in 2004.

Raj has injected a modern twist to the already successful business model that his father had developed. As well as running the clothing business, Raj is and always has been heavily involved with the property side of things. Raj has demonstrated that he has a keen eye for spotting properties with hidden potential. He has catapulted the property portfolio to 'the next level' and has taken on many challenging property projects including the renovation of grade II and grade II* listed buildings. He has designed and managed the construction of his own home and therefore has hands on experience of not only purchasing land/properties with potential, but sourcing materials, designing and also project managing the builds. The property arm of the business which started out as a side line for Raj's father has become an incredibly successful standalone business in its own right, overtaking the clothing business and has now become the main facet within D.R. Group. Read less...

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Partners


New Hampton Law

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Based in the heart of Birmingham, New Hampton Law is an upcoming and progressive law firm. New Hampton Law provides a complete legal service for both individuals and businesses.

Detail

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We are a newly established design / construction consultancy that has brought together all the required disciplines to handle the whole delivery process through survey, feasibility, design, & construction delivery. Read more...

Detail's team are passionate about working on successful projects. We have the means to track and control the conditions for success, and a collaborative way of working to spread that passion and focus throughout the project team. The leadership and direction we can bring to a project is strengthened by a whole business approach, which draws on our in depth market knowledge, expertise and understanding of all the process involved, delivering excellent value and achieving high quality projects through innovation in construction, programme and cost.

Our approach to all projects, regardless of scale or budget, is to gain a clear understanding of the objectives of our clients. From the outset we always invest time and energy to identify opportunities and explore a range of options to arrive at the optimum solution. Our appreciation of good design quality is that there is no distinction between function and form one should reinforce the other.
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Phone:+44(0)121 551 4920
Fax:+44(0)121 551 6504

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