Hello, I’m David, the local business owner for The Alternative Board (TAB) in North East Wales. I create and facilitate boards – small groups – of local business owners and Managing Directors who meet monthly to learn from each other’s successes and challenges, and gain peer-to-peer advice on how to make progress on the many issues that they are facing.
Board members also have monthly 1-2-1 sessions with me – an ILM level 7 certified executive coach – focused on helping them map out and take steps towards the fulfilment of both their personal and business ambitions, as well as having access to a range of proprietary business tools, for example to help with business planning.
Prior to setting up TAB in North Wales five years ago, I had a very successful career as an HR business leader working in the automotive, electronics and then oil & gas sectors, including ten years as a director of a fast growth, high performing SME. With experience of the UK, US and several Asia-Pacific countries, I have a wealth of experience to offer other business leaders.
I am particularly passionate about the role people play in achieving business success -sustainable growth, profitability and shareholder value. My belief is that a business might have innovative offerings, markets and funding, but none can be optimised without high quality people, that are well led, oriented towards clear goals and motivated to give their very best.
I’m a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, and an active member of the Institute of Directors. I sit on the North Wales Business Council and have recently been appointed as Chairman of the Regional Skills Partnership tasked with ensuring skills provision in North Wales meets business needs.
My personal goal is for TAB in North Wales to become the ‘go to’ organisation for forward-thinking business owners to gain the very best support to enable them to achieve their business goals and lead a fulfilling life, and thereby make a significant contribution to our wonderful region and local economy.