David was a brilliant and knowledgable trainer.

SarikaBBCSetting up as a Sole Trader

Absolutely fantastic course run by an equally fantastic trainer. David made it fun to learn about business. Thank you so much.

Lottie, BBC leaver

After taking your training day I now feel a lot more confident going into the industry as a freelancer.

AneesahChannel 4 TraineeGlasgow

David is an accomplished trainer who is a joy to learn from. He is open to questions and comments but always keeps the course on track, covering a wealth of information during the day, presenting it in an entertaining, memorable and often humorous way.

Claire GardinerFreelance journalistCardiff

I found myself hanging on every word.

Trainee, BBC

Very insightful and extremely helpful…I just wanted to thank you for all your help again.

CatRunner, Edinburgh

Excellent, useful and engaging. Packed with information.

Johnnie, BBC leaver

I really did enjoy and got a great deal out of your two sessions. You made both topics clear, specific and fun … It was your focus on the positivity of networking, that made me feel at ease … I attended Cannes [earlier] this year and there were a couple of times I wish I could have had a couple of key words from your session in my head!

NigelTrainee Production AssistantSkillsetSkillset induction for freelancers

Far and away the best course I’ve attended in 20+ years of my career. Thank you!

Tara, BBC leaver

Probably the most enlightening course I been on. With David being one of the most able and empathetic trainers I’ve worked with.

Nick, BBC leaver

An invaluable course covering many useful topics. David delivered clearly and with humour and kept our interest throughout, thank you!

Rebecca LeesFreelance writerCardiff

I think this is, by a long way, the best workshop I have every been to. The facilitator was truly excellent.

BenBBCSetting up as a Sole Trader

Really enjoyed meeting everyone and learning new things.  Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to David whom I thought had a lovely manner, explained things well and was comfortable to allow others to share information – a nice atmosphere.

FlaminiaFederation of Entertainment UnionsIntro to social media for FEU

The fact that the trainer has been a sole trader and gone through the process himself was great. He really knows his subject.

Lia, BBC leaver

Very much enjoyed this course and excellent trainer.

Jane, BBC Leaver

I got paid straight away with David’s invoice tips.

RebeccaCostume DesignerSara Putt AssociatesFinance for Freelancers

One of the best courses I have ever been on! Superb!!

Emma, BBC leaver

Thank you. You clearly know what you’re talking about!

Emily, BBC leaver

The session was full of good advice and helped me to regain my focus. It also gave me a chance to network with others who could give me the benefit of their experience. David’s delivery made what could be a dry, dreary subject interesting.

Jacqui PulfordFreelance/CopywritingWales

That really was a very enjoyable and useful day. David was excellent. It’s so nice to have a tutor who’s on top of his schedule.

HelenFederation of Entertainment Unions

Thank you for giving me such a brilliant insight in to the world beyond the BBC.

Alex'Setting up as a Sole Trader'BBC

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Made interesting and fun!

SianMama Youth Project

I felt enlightened by the end of the day and can now confidently explain what tax and N.I. are!

WinnieChannel 4 Production TraineeGlasgow

Thanks for the video and for the session on Monday. I really enjoyed and found it very useful. Diolch.


Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for the last two days’ Skillset Induction…I am looking forward to put everything you said into practice in the future…

LiliArt departmentSkillset

Thanks for the workshop yesterday on freelance writing as a business – loved the work/life balance ideas.

JamieNUJ Training Wales participant

Superb – hugely knowledgable and helpful.

BenBBCSetting up as a Sole Trader

The whole workshop was excellent – really thorough and detailed.

BBC TraineeSetting up as a Sole Trader

Immensely enjoyable. Hugely helpful. Very concise, simple understandable language, clear delivery style. Excellent day!

Peter, BBC leaver

Your style was so clear that I understood the financial side of business for the first time, and am now even feeling a little bit excited about the future!


My head is still buzzing with the info.  Your style of teaching makes the facts given easy to digest.  I hear the tax return adverts on the radio and now smile to myself as I know I am so going to be ready.


One of the best seminars I’ve been to. Quite empowering!

TraineeBBC CareerlinkSetting up as a Sole Trader

You did a really great job of creating a supportive, effective, meaningful learning experience for everyone. It’s not easy to do that, so I just wanted to say thank you for a great day!


Excellent session run for us on setting up as a sole trader.

John BryansProduction Executive, BBC STUDIOSBristol

Extremely practical, clear and timely advice pertinent to the situation. Book him again!

Wayne NowaczykPR and Media ConsultantWales

Wanted to thank you for all the information and advice during the course, some of the stuff I’ve learned I can implement super quickly and see rewards almost immediately.

GrzegorzFreelancerBECTUFinance for Freelancers