David has over 15 years of experience in advising management teams, private companies and public companies. Prior to joining Assay, he worked at Deloittes for 12 years in the Channel Islands, Moscow and Birmingham offices.
David has considerable experience in supporting clients with their buy and build strategies, working alongside them to develop business plans and growth strategies. A recent example being an electronics manufacturing company which has grown from 1 site and £8m t/o to 3 sites, including 1 overseas, and £35m t/o. Some other notable clients include Eriks/Wyko, University Hospital Birmingham, Paperchase and Aston Manor.
“David has been an integral part of our buy-and-build strategy.” – Paul Deehan, CEO at AWS Electronics
David is also a non-executive director of three clients of the firm. These businesses operate in a range of industries including healthcare, industrial and maintenance, repair and operations.
Outside of work, David is a keen racquet sports player and in 2016 was elected Chairman of the Edgbaston Priory Club (having been Treasurer since 2013). With a history dating back to 1875, the EPC is one of the UK’s premier racquets and lifestyle private members’ clubs. The club has approximately 3,000 members and is home to the Aegon Classic, a pre-Wimbledon ladies tournament, ranked in the top 25 Women’s tennis competitions in the world.
David has been Chair of Governors of Lozells Primary School for the last 6 years. In March 2015, an Ofsted report concluded that the school was outstanding in all areas.