I delight in helping you to develop and improve your organisation through first class training and development. Whether you're a one-man business or a multinational, give me a call and see how I can help, along with my highly experienced and talent associates.

I am happy to talk to you about any size of assignment from one-to-one coaching to managing major training projects.

After 21 years with two of the 'Big 4' professional services firms, Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers, I became an independent trainer and business consultant in 2002, specialising in leadership and management development, soft skills training and business strategy.

I have vast international experience, working in nearly 40 countries, throughout North America, continental Europe, Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia. I've worked with local and national government and in nearly every industry sector, and with every size of organisation.

Clients include Middle Eastern petrochemical companies, United Nations, European Commission, EU Council, most UK government departments, BBC Worldwide, AstraZeneca, Zurich Insurance, BT, Barclays Bank, Bank of Scotland, Croatian MoD, Russian Federal Commission and many SMEs and smaller organisations.

Amongst my publications are "The Business Strategy Toolkit", a step-by-step guide to creating, refining and implementing a business strategy (see and "Successful Meetings in a Week" to be published by Hodder & Stoughton in May 2012.

I'd be delighted to talk to you about how I can help you to improve your business.

Call me on 0161 929 4145 or email me at

I look forward to hearing from you.


Leadership and management development

Strategy development

Advanced communication skills
Business networking
Change management
Client relationship management
Coaching and mentoring
Confidence building
Creating a presence - business influence and impact
Dealing with difficult situations/people
Effective written communications for business
Emotional intelligence
Meeting management
NLP at work
Personal impact and influence
Presentation skills and public speaking
Problem solving and decision making
Speed reading
Stress management and resilience
Time management, prioritisation and planning
Trainer training

Through my talented team of associates: Finance for non-finance managers, PFI training, Project management


  • Independent Professional

    Trainer and Business Consultant
    2002 - Current
    All aspects of leadership and management development; soft skills training; coaching and mentoring to executive level; strategy development.
  • David Cotton - Independent Trainer and Business Consultant

    - Current


BA, FBILD, CPNLP, MAEPH,M-InstLM, DipTD, DipHyp, DISC, CMI and ILM accredited

Clubs and Associations

British Institute for Learning and Development
Association of Ethical and Professional Hypnotherapists
Bowdon Croquet Club

Interests and Hobbies

Association Croquet
Composing, arranging and performing music
Fine food and wine

Email David

Popular Training Providers in Cheshire

  • Business Consultants
  • Sales & Business...
  • Leadership &...
  • Negotiation skills
  • business mentoring
  • + 35 more
  • 6 testimonials
  • 14 postings
  • Voice skills for teachers
  • accent coaching
  • Voice Coaching
  • Actor training
  • Voice skills for lawyers
  • + 28 more
  • 2 testimonials
  • 23 postings
Kim Nicol Kim Nicol Training Provider
  • HR Training
  • Grievance investigations
  • Performance Management
  • Employment Law
  • + 22 more
  • 2 testimonials
  • 36 postings

Find the right professionals in Cheshire

View The Full Index

Search By:

Submit your Enquiry here

Enquiry Details

Contact Details