Some Industry and Working background for Business advisors
David has operational and strategic experience of the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure industries through working for key companies over the past 40 years. He has worked at MD level for companies employing more than 200 but equally has worked with SME’s with 2 to 250 employees and is SFEDI accredited. David has carried out over 300 assignments for Norfolk Firms.
Strategic and operational experience
Founding team member of Beefeater, Harvesters, Wheelers Fish Restaurants, The Belvedere Holland Park, Fisherman’s Wharf Ltd, J Lyons, and THF.
THF, Pennant Hotels, Norwich Sport Village.
Norwich Sport Village, Club Intersport.
Whitbread’s, Courage and Grand Metropolitan.
Asia Heritage Hotels, Norwich Area Tourism Association.
Mentoring, training and education
Experience having been Chief Executive of 2 Hospitality Professional Associations – the HCIMA (Hotel and Catering International Management Association) and BAHA (British Association of Hospitality Accountants).
In 2002 David set up theHospitality.biz, a consultancy and hospitality coaching service to help simplify company and individuals problems.
Sample hospitality.biz activities
David is a "Profit through Productivity" mentor. He was tasked to help an accommodation provider who has limited capital.
He provided them with access to 3 new income streams without their need to invest. An Internet facility, a credit card real-time money exchange system and a gym club.
Training and CPD management
Here a pub company had only a limited budget, so David used the budget alongside Business Link and LSC and RDA services to increase the range of training. The addition budget gave monies to install better selection and Career Development planning for the company.
David works with a few selected clients on their individual operational problems. Like an entrepreneur with poor PR, marketing and presentational skills; a MD who wants to meet clients and focus on issues that effect his business.
Building Self Help Networks
David is involved with a Hospitality COVE to provide a EU2 funding bid for career development in North Norfolk.
David is also a long standing member of CQL's IIP recognition panel.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0208 123 9229
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