David Furness CDir
Far East procurement and European logistics, specialising in screws & fixings
Owner of Rapierstar Group of Companies, with 30 years experience in business development. Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Looking to build a non-executive portfolio to complement my executive roles.
Expertise in forming strategies for business expansion and raising the necessary finance to support rapid growth. Strong management skills for controlling fast moving companies, introducing ISO 9001:2000, quality management system and Investors In People, training and development standard, customs (bonded) warehouses, developing a board and mentoring start-ups.
Considerable experience negotiating with large commercial organisations and government bodies, as well as the SME sector.
International experience includes establishing successful operations in the UK, Ireland and Germany, sourcing quality products from across the Far East and developing sales distribution channels throughout the UK, Ireland & also into mainland Europe.
Purchased, developed and sold several large commercial premises and also multiple residential investment properties. Currently owner/manager of Star Business Park in Macclesfield, leasing eight high bay warehouse units and several modern office suites, totalling over 100,000 sq.ft.