is a business entrepreneur.He is currently the Managing Director of Crimson Publishing Ltd, a magazine and internet publishing company which `he founded in 1999.He
also has several non-executive directorships and is an active Business Angel in the SME
is an Economics graduate from Durham University
and experimented with an early career in journalism before training as a Chartered Accountant.He
worked for Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) in the late 1980's in their Entrepreneurial Services Group, before leaving to establish his
first business.Impressions Software was founded in 1990 as a computer games company.Over the next five years David
built Impressions into a very successful and profitable enterprise, before it was merged in 1995 with Sierra Online Inc.
, then the world's largest PC games company.David stayed with Sierra as a General Manager of the Impressions division until 1998. David is a Director of Watford Football Club.
"I am convinced that the right business involvement in local communities is the only way to bring the confidence in the system less privileged people need if they are ever to emerge from isolation and exclusion.This will also provide the high quality workforce businesses need to sustain their growth, another classic win-win."David Lester