David Eaton

FD Services, Consulting and Mentoring

David with Lorraine Sinclair, Services Manager at ICAEW

David with Lorraine Sinclair, Services Manager at ICAEW

David is a Chartered Accountant with a passion to see businesses and their staff and management people thrive. His thirty years of working with a range of organisations in the commercial, public and voluntary sectors has given him a deep understanding of the key need to build functioning teams.

He has acted as a hands-on finance director and business owner for many years. He has undertaken diagnostics on organisations and written strategy reports, business plans and action plans. David has particular experience in the construction (working with both main contractors and sub-contractors), healthcare and not for profit and small business sectors. He considers his work as a mentor the greatest of privileges.

David has his own accountancy and consultancy practice, Eaton & Co. He leads on management consultancy for the SME Strategies Network. He is a co-founder of WealthBeing. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales having trained with Price Waterhouse where he worked in London and the Middle East. He has two degrees (including one in Management Science) and a Certificate in Innovation.

David is a member of the Institute of Directors. He is an Affiliate of the Association of Business Mentors. He is a mentor for Virgin Start-ups. He is an active member of the National Federation of Builders and serves on various committees. He is a London committee member of the Forum of the Built Environment and he is an Affiliate of the RIBA.

David is a past member of the FDs Academy, a network of Finance Directors. David was formerly a non-executive board member of the Anglia Housing Group and chaired a subsidiary housing association. He has also served on the Group Finance and Group Audit Committees for Circle Anglia Housing. He has extensive practical knowledge of urban regeneration having led a multi-agency partnership.

David enjoys classical music, overseas train travel, current affairs and he has a deep love of Labradors. He was appointed MBE in 2006 for service to the Territorial Army in support of army personnel deployed to Iraq.icaew_firm_logo_RGB

Find out more about David and connect on LinkedIn.

David can be contacted at david.eaton@smestrategies.co.uk or 07841 215182.

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