Testimonials

“David produced a highly effective report for me, reviewing processes within our publishing operations area. The report – comprised of stakeholder interviews, detailed analysis and his own knowledge and experience – delivered an insightful review that clearly identified the key issues, presented options for change, and created the space for significant improvement. David is the ideal consultant, keenly interested in our business, engaging closely with our staff whilst maintaining his objectivity, and presenting deep insight with a light touch. His final report was a delight to read and has been received very positively throughout the organisation, becoming a tool for mobilising change. I very much enjoyed working with David and highly recommend his services.”

James Long, Publishing Operations Director, Pan Macmillan

“David always has a fresh and vibrant perspective on the industry; his keen business sense, sharp intellect and good humoured nature make him a pleasure to work with.David is also very creative and understands the publishing market inside out. He has been a great partner for Storytime – I recommend him highly.”

Lulu Mazzocco, Director at Luma Works

“David and I have worked together for 16 years, principally on Mr Men, and his professionalism, knowledge and talent has always greatly impressed me. So much so that he now works as my literary agent, a situation I had no hesitation in taking up when the opportunity arose and I continue to benefit from his deep understanding of children’s publishing.”

Adam Hargreaves, author and artist

“I have known David for many years and worked with him on a wide range of projects. I have never failed to be impressed by the sharpness of his intellect, his charisma, his professionalism and his ability to think outside the box. He is hugely creative and has a rare ability to harness this into concrete projects that become phenomenally successful. His breadth of experience crosses several sectors from publishing to licensing to merchandising and it is his extensive range of contacts within these fields that gives him an undoubted edge over his competitors.”

Luigi Bonomi, Managing Director at LBA Books

“I would highly recommend David for his deep knowledge of the licensing industry and his strong links with the media. He has worked with Hachette as an industry colleague as well as providing consultancy services to the Children’s division. His understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry today with regard to licensing is invaluable.”

Marlene Johnson, MD of Hachette Children’s Books

“David joined our creative team for a presentation, discussion and workshop day, and provided much inspiration and information for the whole team. Everyone responded to his experience, knowledge and insight into the crucial publishing interplay between creative, commercial, and organizational drivers. He was generous with his experience, and prepared for the event at very short notice. I would have no hesitation in recommending him, and would certainly hope to work with him again.”

Liz Cross, Head of Children’s Publishing, Oxford University Press