David is an Electrical Engineer by trade, serving his time on Power Stations up to his mid- twenties, then followed into the Animal By Products trade. As David moved through the industry, in 1996, some 20 years later, he was elected by his peers as Chairman of the United Kingdom Renderers Association, representing the UK industry in Europe. David has been in senior management most of his career.
In 2012 David purchased Cole Ironcraft Ltd with his son Matthew, and collectively they have introduced technology such as Press Brakes, Laser Cutting machinery and a Powder Coating Plant. Overseeing continuous growth year on year, David has pushed the company to the next level which has seen us move to larger premises and maintain status as a key metalwork supplier within the UK.