Hi, I’m David Wood and welcome to my site. I’m an award-winning musician and businessman; and hold the post-nominal letters HonsFDip FRSA DipMusTh AMusLCM MIoD. I’ve spent my entire working life in the music, entertainment, technology, intellectual property and retail industries; and have built a portfolio of business cells that include shareholdings, intellectual property and commercial property.

Through over thirty-five years of experience and a lifetime of study, I’ve accumulated an in-depth tacit and explicit knowledge of the industries I operate in. As well as management, operations, commerce, and corporate governace skills; I have a working understanding of sales, negotiation, retailing, e-tailing, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, intellectual property management, digital rights management, contract law, financial management, and strategic planning.

Career Highlights
I’ve had a long and fruitful career with some interesting highlights.
One of the Best Music Shops in the North
Chart Hits, Key Tracks and a Number 1
Music on Major Hollywood Films
Music Featuring World-class Artistes
Music on Adverts of Leading Brands
Music on TV Programmes Globally
Negotiated 1000’s of Business Deals
Chief-Executive Officer Roles
Non-Executive Director Role
Advisory Roles
Charity, Community & Industry Roles
Portfolio of Trademarks & Private Labels
Diversified Portfolio of Business Cells

I’m honoured to have received some industry awards and recognition.
Deliberating a Leader in Residence role at a University
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Honorary Fellowship from the ICMA
Member of the Institute of Directors
Musical Director Award
Business of the Year Award
Competition Judge
Music Industry Commentator
Music Conference Panellist
Higher Education Guest Speaker
Who’s Who of Britain’s Business Elite

Life-long Learning
I have a passion for continuing education and life-long learning through both formal and autodidact study.
University of Cambridge (ICE Undergraduate Certificate in Operational Business and Management)
University of Oxford (DCE Management and Business Skills Programme)
London College of Music (AMusLCM Associateship Theoretical Diploma)
Independent Contemporary Music Awards (DipMusTh Music Theory Diploma)
Lancaster Adult College (Law Course)
Manchester SSR (Sound Recording Course)
Huddersfield Tech (Music Course)
Autodidact Study (Music, Retail, Law, Business, Finance, Investment Strategies)

Life-changing Mentors
Throughout my working life, I’ve been fortunate to have had several life-changing mentors and influencers.
Major Peter Parkes (Award-winning brass conductor)
Edmond J. Safra (One of the most accomplished bankers in history)
Sir Denis Forman OBE (Former Chairman of Granada Television)
Keith J. Harris (Former General Manager of Promenade Music)
Doug D’Arcy (Former President of Chrysalis Records International)
Anthony H. Wilson (Co-founder of Factory Records and The Hacienda)

Business Cells
I have a multipotentialite entrepreneurial approach to my Business Life and have developed a diversified portfolio of business cells.
Promenade Music Shop
Faith & Hope Record Label
Big Discount Warehouse
PM Piano Restorations
Charles Howes & Son Pianos
PM Hire Service
DMR Digital Mobile Recordings
Mendieta Classical Guitars
Hotwires PA Installation
Musicom Music Imports
Four 0 Four Media Recordings
Beverley Drums & Percussion
Levin Guitars
Music 4 Worship
Arena Amplification
Paris Woodwind
Collard & Collard Pianos
Educat Music
ResoVille Resonator Guitars
Promenade Music School
Faith & Hope Songs Publishing
Areebo Music Synchronisation
Commercial Property
Y1 investments

Personal Life
I had a Musical Childhood and my Early Professional Life in the music industry was diverse. I have an incredibly musical family. My son Harrison Wood and My daughter Jess Wood are both multi-award-winning professional musicians; My girlfriend Rachel Lucy Moore is a chamber music and cello teacher at the Junior department of the Royal Northern College of Music; and I have Other Musical Family. You can find out more about my Life’s Journey and Hobbies & Travel; and read of my blogs at Great SayingsUS Guitar ImportsMemories of Martin HannettRussian PrivatizationState School Music CrisisPersonality Testing in Organizations.

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