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Managing Director

Phone: +44 ***********  
Email: d***@***.uk
Local Address:  London , United Kingdom
Crimson Publishing Ltd
2Nd Floor Westminster House Kew Road
Richmond , Surrey TW9 2ND
United Kingdom

Company Description: At Crimson Business we specialise in information publishing for small and medium size businesses. Uniquely, we have the capacity to communicate with over 400,000...   more

Employment History

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  • Economics
    Durham University
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Startups Live - come and be inspired, 30 June 2011 [cached]
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David Lester Founder,
David Lester is quite simply passionate about business. He is a serial entrepreneur and owner and shareholder of many UK businesses. Having made his fortune building up and selling a computer games business in the 90s, David went on to start an extremely successful small business publishing company, with products such as the award winning and the hugely popular Growing Business magazine. More recently, David has founded a non-fiction book publishing business and is author of the best-selling business books How They Started and Starting Your Own Business.
David Lester, founder of ..., 13 Oct 2015 [cached]
David Lester, founder of, comments: "Congratulations to Suffolk Installers on being named a finalist at the Startups Awards 2015 - that is no mean feat!
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David LesterChairperson: David LesterFounder,
David Lester is a serial entrepreneur as well as the founder of's varied history includes him starting his first business aged 22 and selling it for millions before he was 30, taking over three loss-making businesses and making them all profitable within 6 months as well as more recently becoming an author and co-authoring the best-selling How They Started
Local entrepreneurs, Andrea Winders & Tina Dutton are interviewed by David Lester
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David Lester
David 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 sector.
David 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
David Lester
Crimson Business, 28 Oct 2006 [cached]
David Lester
David Lester, managing director
David worked as a journalist, then qualified as a chartered accountant before becoming an entrepreneur.He founded and built a consumer software company which grew substantially and was sold in 1995.Since then he has founded Crimson Business, a fast-growing retail business and a recruitment business, and has invested in eight other medium-sized businesses ranging from distribution to mail order, technology and functional foods; he sits on the board of several of these companies.He is also an investor in several venture capital funds.David co-founded Business Community Connections, a charity helping other charities work smarter with businesses.David is a director and ardent fan of Watford Football Club.David is married with two sons, and lives in South West London.
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