My name is David Wimblett and I live in Chilworth, Surrey with my wife and we have four grown-up sons.
I started my first business as a 21 year old in printing and have always run my own businesses since. Although, at times, it has been very hard work and even challenging, I love the freedom and variety it has given me, as well as the rewards.
Marketing, I soon discovered, was key if I was to have a successful business and so over the years I have become skilled in that area.
I have worked with the Entrepreneur’s Circle as a Business Growth Advisor providing Mastermind meetings, networking and monthly workshops on all areas of business; marketing being a key component of our offering.
As a Director Consultant for BNI I have helped 100s of business owners to grow their businesses by giving them support, training and mentoring. I have run workshops on networking skills, marketing, presentation skills, goal setting, leadership skills and team building.
I have published two books on networking and business.
As a business mentor I firmly believe that everybody in business should have a business mentor, certainly at some point, someone who has done what they are doing already; someone that has learnt from being in business themselves. I help my clients with real practical knowledge that works, gained from over 30 years of working for myself.
Hobbies and interests
I have so many! Skiing and sailing I love. But I also enjoy karting, football, basketball, tennis, photography, cooking, walking, riding my bikes and writing. I have written two business books and one children’s book. Currently I am trying to learn to play the drums.
One of my biggest goals was to own a classic car. I recently achieved this and now have a beautiful 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback.
I have a target of raising £1000 next year for the British Heart Foundation.
Long term goals are easy; as it’s to enjoy life as I have always done. Which I hope will include skiing, at my favourite resort Les Deux Alpes, in March, sailing for a couple of weeks in September off Corfu, travelling to new places and to ride on the Darjeeling Railway.