Since leaving the corporate world, David qualified as a business trainer, and as a voluntary business mentor for The Prince’s Trust. He has also run business enterprise days in schools.
After many years of delivering business presentations, David joined Stourbridge Speakers Club in 2007 to further develop his speaking skills. He was awarded his Masterpiece speaker's certificate in 2010 and his Advanced speaking award in 2012. He is experienced at evaluating and coaching speakers and also acts as a judge in speaking competitions. For several years until retirement David ran commercial public speaking workshops and one-to-one coaching for business people under the Successful Speaking banner. He has also delivered public speaking coaching to Sixth Form students as well as occasionally helping to coach prospective politicians.
After holding a number of roles with the Stourbridge club including communications officer, education officer and vice-president, David helped to set up Bromsgrove Speakers Club where he was the first club president and is now education officer. He is also West Midlands Area president of the national Association of Speakers Clubs.