Friends often comment on how glamorous the South of France must be to work in and, granted, David does attend some exceptional events. However, despite having been to some of the best restaurants, he has always been a fan of the Blue Lady Pub for a good breakfast first thing and maybe a pint later. His son, Mark, works as the Business Development Manager for the maritime business. Due to both of their busy schedules their paths often only cross early in the morning or late at night, so it is also the perfect location for them both to have a catch-up and relax.
For David and Excelerate, it’s not just about getting to know the local people but also about supporting their interests and good causes: Excelerate Marine are always happy to get involved! Last year they sponsored the annual raft race in Port Vauban in aid of the local lifeboat and have sponsored industry golf days and a couple of ski events that are popular in the area too.
As much as David enjoys his time in the South of France, the maritime business also takes him to locations as far afield as Fort Lauderdale to develop opportunities within the maritime sector. He spends much of his time looking at ways to ensure that customers: whether they are Captains, ETO’s or owners, always receive the best service and offering.
You will also more than likely spot David at popular yachting events (where he would be more than happy to stop and chat with you!) such as Cannes, Palma, Monaco, METS and even Barcelona for the new Superyacht Technology Conference in April 2020. However, this is not simply a networking effort, but an exercise to ensure that the products and services Excelerate Marine offer are as relevant in 10 years as they are today.