David has been involved in the retail sector for over 45 years and has wide ranging international and UK experience, primarily in operations but also in strategic development, marketing and buying. This includes significant experience of multi site retailing at senior levels in a diverse range of organisations such as BP (opening the UK’s first C stores on petrol stations) and the Post Office, where Europe’s largest ever Epos system was introduced.
Whilst owning his own consultancy he mentored and advised many small business owners across a wide range of commercial operations. He also has first hand experience of the demands of running a small business, through ownership of his own shops.
During the 7 years in his previous role with a Buckinghamshire based Hospice as well as managing their retail business he introduced the first charity retail shops on recycling centres. This new and unique concept generated significant new revenue streams and set the UK standard for this type of shop.