Founder of Ardmore Language Schools the UK’s largest privately owned provider of English Language courses for foreign students aged 7 to 17 years.
David has been involved in educational and activity holiday courses for children for more than four decades including educational courses for UK school groups. A pioneer in youth travel programmes David has been an industry leader with a particular eye on innovation, safety and quality.
David has served as an Executive Council member of UK Inbound (formerly the British Incoming Tour Operators Association BITOA), was a founder member and Executive Council member of the British Activity Holiday Association BAHA, has served as an Executive Council member of English UK and 20 years ago a founder member and Executive Council member of BETA.
A regular participant for more than 20 years in the World Youth and Student Conference since 1988 in Beijing in 2017 David was awarded the British Youth Travel Award for Outstanding Achievement.