David is one of our founding partners and an APAM Board member, based in Manchester. David has a proven track record for building large national professional teams and has an enviable record of maintaining successful partnerships, both with national companies, niche independent practices and entrepreneurs.
David has over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry. Aged 24, David founded Farouche Cuisine, a kitchen manufacturing company, which he grew to 36 branches nationwide, a work force of 3,000, and turnover of £38 million p.a. and profit of £3 million. The company was sold to BET plc in 1987 for £12 million. David’s successful approach is centred on long-standing, successful and profitable partnerships, teamed with an ability to readily adapt to the needs and opportunities of the marketplace. Accordingly, his focus and motivation has turned to challenged assets and bank portfolios where he can deploy his experienced, high quality team to best effect.
In 1990, David turned his entrepreneurial marketing and design skills to the commercial property industry, building Property Alliance Group to its current worth, with over £200 million of gross assets and £13 million of rental income.