David Miles set up his first business in 1996, at the age of 19, providing IT consultancy services to clients such as Shell, BT, and Diageo. He co-founded Divadani in 2004.
Despite his technical background, David is good at explaining things in plain English. Consequently, a lot of his work at Divadani involves delivering group training, as well as working with clients on a one-to-one basis in order to understand their business goals and then identify how the web can help them achieve the results they want.
Over the past few years David has been a regular presenter and trainer at various seminars and workshops, ranging from short introductions to how businesses can make effective use of the web and social media, through to full day courses on using Google AdWords to increase profits.
In 2011, David co-authored a book – ‘Fusion’ – which explains how businesses and other organisations can market themselves effectively in the social media age.
In addition to running his own business, David also serves on the board of directors of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the UK’s leading business organisation, and is a member of the FSB’s National IT Committee with responsibility for helping determine the organisation’s online marketing strategy.
David is a strong advocate of small business and entrepreneurship, and in 2010 was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs in recognition of his contribution to enterprise in the UK. In that same year, he was a finalist for Essex Businessman of the Year.