David Geddes | Colliers International | London - West End

David Geddes

B.Comm (Hons)

Principal Associate

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Professional Summary

Chief Executive Clifton Hotels Ltd 1986-1992

Chief Executive Flagship Portsmouth Trust, 1992-2000

Locum Destination Consulting/Colliers Destination Consulting 2000-


Developed two hotels in Bristol, one of which was, for many years, Bristol's only entry in the Good Hotel Guide. Had a key role in regeneration of Portsmouth Harbour, one of the most successful destination developments in Britain.


Bachelor of Commerce (1st Class Honours) University of Edinburgh. Business Studies Graduate of the Year 1984

Dean's Award for Academic Achievement, Wharton School of Business 1983


Milford Haven Port Authority, Peel Developments, English Heritage, Highlands and Islands Enterprise


“I just wanted to get in touch to say that I think the results coming out of the research are really interesting – so interesting that ( and you may have mixed feelings about this!) I really would like to take it on a bit further”. Gareth Maeer, Head of Research, Heritage Lottery Fund, July 2012.  

“Let me first say that the report is very, very good”. Gary Breen, Failte Ireland,  July 2012

“The Report is excellent. It is pitched at just the right level.” Jeff Teague, Property Director, Milford Haven Port Authority. March 2012

“Your approach has really engaged people across our organisation and I think will be quite a catalyst in our approach to tourism”. Chris Taylor, Head of Tourism, Food & Drink, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, June 2012.

“Your report is brilliant. It is very exciting”. Nicola Dart, Arun District Council. Leisure and Cultural Strategy for Arun District Council, December 2011.

 “Your report has borne fruit and has been very influential”.  Patrick Laughlin, Chief Executive St Andrews Partnership 1 September 2011, on work establishing an organisational regime for improving the management and marketing of St Andrews.

“Very well done. Many thanks for your excellent work on this case”. Gregory Jones, Barrister. Carlton Cinema Public Inquiry, January 2011.

"I have shared your report with some senior officers who are impressed with content and quality”.  Ian Martin, Senior Planning Officer, Boston Borough Council, referring to Boston Place Making Study, October 2010.

“Another interesting report which is a pleasure to read”. Ian Pollitt Development / Investment Surveyor, Peel Land and Property (Ports) Limited, referring to a paper on destination strategy for Liverpool Waters, October 2010.


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