David has been working in the travel industry for almost 40 years and has recently marked his 12 year anniversary at Harridge Group.

He recalls, as a schoolboy, going to work with his dad, an air traffic engineer at Manchester airport, watching the old flapper departures boards as the letters clattered around to make new words; so many places he’d never heard of. He’d head home, bury his head in an atlas, and from there his love of geography and travel grew.

He’s certain that if he’d kept a record of the many strange enquiries he’d received – every single email and phone call he deals with is different – it would be a best seller.

David lives in Isleworth, Middlesex with his partner of almost 20 years. He loves travelling (of course), walking, photography, food and wine.