David qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser at Deloitte in London, and by his mid-20s had reached a senior level. Yet the prospect of becoming a partner left him curiously unexcited. Perhaps it was the ever growing admin burden or the complete inability to influence a global firm’s direction. Then one day he was on a train passing through Somerset, liked what he saw out the window, quit his job and promptly moved to Bath. Here he helped launch a tax consultancy before setting up his own consultancy in 2001, with the aim of helping entrepreneurs across the whole business cycle. Since then that one-man business has come along quite nicely.
Outside work David is a patron for the charity Seeds4Tanzania (www.seeds4tanzania.org) and is kept on his toes by his wife and two children. However, he is increasingly afflicted by a mid-life crisis that sees him driving fast cars round racetracks and risking his life snowboarding and mountain biking.