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Name: David Pollock
Firm Name: Chess Limited
Country: England
Expertise: Software Services

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Professional Biography:

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David established Chess in 1993, one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, listed in the Sunday Times Fast/Tech Track 100 and in the 100 Best Companies to Work For the last eight years. In 2017 and 2016 Chess was named the 2nd in 100 Best Company to Work For, the 2014 European Business Awards Customer Focus Champions and the Institute of Customer Service Quality Service Provider of the Year 2011. Acquisitions play a big part in Chess’ growth having completed over 100 to date. Chess employ over 500 people throughout the UK serving over 30,000 business customers in the Information Communication Technology sector.

In 2017 David was named Best Leader by The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. He won the Ernst and Young UK Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2007, Telecoms Industry Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 and Institute of Directors – Cheshire Director of the Year 2009, he was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire in 2012.

His business career began at school promoting bands to his friends, moving on to music videos in Los Angeles, he has established many successful businesses from utilities, property, energy, organic food to online marketing.

In his charitable work David, an active supporter of the Prince’s Trust, has been Chairman of the NW Development Committee since 2010. He enjoys physics challenges, In 2008 he led a team that won the Prince’s Trust Costa Rica Challenge, in 2009 his team came 2nd out of 42 teams in the Prince’s Trust Wild UK Challenge, in 2011 and 2012 his team won The Prince’s Trust Mersey to Tyne Challenge. In July 2012 he summited Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro in July 2013. He is also a Trustee of Active Cheshire a charity that encourages health and well being through activity and is a Vice President of East Cheshire Hospice.