David is one of the North of England’s leading entrepreneurs and has over 40 years experience in business. In 1997 he founded financial advice firm Positive Solutions which grew to be the largest in the country.
David is currently managing partner of Newcastle-based financial services group True Potential LLP, one of the UK’s fastest growing financial technology firms.
Under David’s leadership True Potential has been placed on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list and named European Business of the Year in 2017.
David is president of north think tank Policy North. He believes the region has many exceptional assets with a skilled workforce and world class universities. Through Policy North, David aims to tackle some of the entrenched business and social issues with new and creative ideas enabling the North East to lead the way once again.