WHAT PEOPLE SAY
DALE COUGHTREY CDMP
CERTIFIED MARKETING DIRECTOR
'A natural people leader'
What can I say about David that has not already been said. During our time together at Warner he stood out as a natural people leader with energy who absolutely had the guest at the heart of his beliefs. He brought tremendous enthusiasm along with fantastic commercial experience, consumer insight and the ability to galvanise people to stretch their thinking and innovate. All of which created an environment of trust, entrepreneurship and high performance. David valued relationships and he went above and beyond to forge new relationships around the business and within the communities. It was a pleasure to work with David and to hear how passionate he is about his family and the charities that he supports.
ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS & PROPOSITION CONSULTANT
'An expert in his field'
I've had the absolute pleasure of working with David over a number of years. His vision and passion of hospitality is palpable and he is clearly an expert in his field. His ability to consistently drive results and take people with him is second to none. Whilst I didn't work directly for David, he was open, approachable and constantly willing to share his knowledge, offer guidance, advice and support the wider business and teams to ensure the guests and customers had the best experience. His approach to integrating a seamless experience to the customer from start to finish, enabling teams to deliver and creating a winning culture are all part of my experiences with David. I learned a significant amount in a short space of time from him and still to this day will seek advice from him on integrated propositions and I truly value his opinion.
FOUNDER & CEO, THE HOTEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY
FOUNDER & CEO, THE BUELL GROUP
FOUNDER & CEO, THE BERKELEY SCOTT GROUP PLC
'Masterminding Sales & Marketing'
I have recently had the pleasure of working with David on a number of varied projects ranging from assessing the current operations of independent hotels to masterminding sales and marketing planning and deliver of agreed activity. David has been a pleasure to work with in every regard. His is very thorough and well organised in his approach to all projects, entirely reliable and the quality of his output is of the highest order. David is a complete professional and his knowledge and understanding of the operation of hotels and their operation for profit is well focused and very extensive. David is also a pleasure to work with, is proactive and energetic, and even has that 'must' - a good sense of humour! I would highly recommend involving David in any hotel sector related project regardless of scale or complexity. A true professional.