Having spent the last 20 years as Director / Partner at The Russell Partnership, where he was responsible for strategic design & master planning, as well as operational design and brand development within the Partnership, David is now Director of his own independent consultancy – Bentley Consulting Limited.
During his time at The Russell Partnership David was key in the delivery of strategic master planning commissions for many UK Universities and blue chip clients including English Heritage, Loughborough University, SKY and most recently the new £330m Waterside Campus development for the University of Northampton. David also provided a valuable food concept design and project management role for the delivery of catering outlets for Accenture, Boots the Chemist, Edinburgh University and Birmingham University.
David qualified in Hospitality Management at the University of Hertfordshire after having been formally trained in the kitchen.
David is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a member of the British Hospitality Association and an active lifetime Friend of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.