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David Palmer-Jeffery


David started his career with Travis & Arnold Plc on the fast track management development programme. He then entered the commodity trading market as sales director of a global organisation. After which he joined his family business to develop one of the largest catering, hospitaliy, and event management businesses in the UK.

David joined Staples as Sales & Marketing Director, later joining Wace Group Plc, a global pre-press, print and packaging business, where he was responsible for business development. It was here that David  established the marketing services, data and document management BPO genre in the UK. He was involved in selling a large part of Wace Group to private equity.

David saw an opportunity, and in conjunction with a small team , he purchased the remaining Wace Group print divisions. As well as looking for further acquisitions, they formed a joint venture with the Virgin Group. This created an outsourced provider of marketing, print, document and logistical management services – which was then grown and developed prior to sale.

David was part of an entrepreneurial team that purchased Brann Direct Communications and Great Western Computing. The combined business was eventually sold to TripleArc Plc.

David established his own advisory consultancy using experience gained in the SME and PLC sectors and also remains an investor in young technology businesses.

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