David Tournay

Head of Business Engagement

David has almost 30 years’ experience in the vocational training sector, at home and overseas. Nearly a decade of this has been spent developing occupational standards for the hospitality industry. More recently, he has helped industries as diverse as boat building to food and drink form qualifications and apprenticeships for their sectors.

David works closely with clients, providing expertise and insight to help them develop successful apprenticeship programmes and access appropriate qualifications.

Outside of work, David can mostly be found sailing. When not sailing boats, he’s likely to be building them, having founded the ‘Pioneer Sailing Trust’, a marine heritage charity which restores historic ships. His claim to fame is that he attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.

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