David has over 20 years experience of the UK media scene garnered from a career in journalism, in-house media relations, public relations, marketing communications and social media consultancy.
Educated at the University of Aberystwyth and holding a BSc Econ in International Relations, David received professional training as a journalist with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) in 1993.
Unusually he has worked within both public and private sectors, in-house and agency, proactively and reactively as well as in crisis communications. His past employers have included local newspapers, the planning profession, London Transport, the Millennium Dome, national estate agents Strutt & Parker and the property marketing company Adventis Group.
Presently, David works with a range of organisations to help them communicate more effectively in the social media age. These include hotels, estate agents, property developers, professional service firms and charities.
Plus over the past two years, David has social media trained well over 1,500 business owners in the UK, USA and Italy.
He speaks regularly at events and has worked with the Hotel Booking Agents Association, the ICAEW and Business Networking International (BNI) training business people in online marketing & networking.
David is also very active within BNI where he is currently an Assistant Director for the London North Central Region. His role is to help members to get the best out of face-to-face networking through training and mentoring.
He is married and lives with his wife Jenny, along with their sons Felix and Jack plus two cats, in Kent.