Hi, I’m David.
I run The Alternative Board (TAB) in North East Wales. I create and facilitate boards of local business owners and leaders who meet monthly. Here, they learn from each other’s successes and challenges, giving advice to one another for the many issues they are each facing.
Board members also have monthly 1-2-1 sessions with me, an ILM level 7 certified executive coach. These sessions focus on helping them map out and move towards the fulfilment of their personal and business ambitions. Plus, they have access to a range of proprietary business tools.
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. This includes 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. My belief is that a business might have innovative offerings, markets, and funding, but these cannot be optimised without high quality people. A team needs to be well led, motivated to give their best and oriented towards clear goals.
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. I have been 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 advice and support. So, I look 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.
But how do we differ from a traditional business coach and mentor or small business coach?
They may concentrate on improving your sales, sorting out your HR or helping you with your finances but that’s where it often ends. At TAB North Wales, we’ll look at these too of course, but we’ll start with you, the business owner, as a person.
Why not find out more about our business support services?