David English

David joined the Start Up Loans Company as Chief Marketing Officer in September 2015, having previously worked in a variety of marketing roles, industries and business sizes, including a start-up business of his own, which he ran for three years. During his career he worked with both multi-million pound marketing budgets and also shoestring budgets - he therefore understands the challenges that businesses face in delivering profitable growth.

An entrepreneur at heart, David has spent the majority of his 30 year career in marketing and therefore relishes the opportunity to help other would-be entrepreneurs to achieve their ambitions by providing the support and funding they need to get started.

The Start Up Journey – insights from 54,000+ Government-funded Start-Ups

Since 2012, The Government-backed Start Up Loans Company has supported over 54,000 great business ideas with more than £400 million of funding and free mentoring support. This seminar will share some insights from the experiences of these start-ups, uncover the biggest challenges that would-be start-ups face and tell you how to apply for funding for your own business idea.

David English will be speaking in the following theatres:


  • Steven Titchener: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Steven Titchener

    Designing the perfect website

  • Companies House: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Companies House

    Know your responsibilities in running a limited company in the UK

  • Rosie Davies: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Rosie Davies

    Starting two PR businesses without a penny or previous experience

  • Angela Wood: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Angela Wood

    Tax issues and opportunities for SMEs (DAY 1) AND Tax issues and opportunities for start-ups (DAY 2)