Hello - I'm David Williams, Director at 3w Growth Ltd. I enjoy helping people and many of my roles have been with companies on the brink of major change. Whether loss making, over dependent on grant funding or in extreme high growth I have a wealth of experience in dealing with big challenges.


I have over 25 years experience as MD of Butt Foods, a high growth bakery business in Nottingham employing 70 people. Over the last 4 years the business has doubled in size and is now one of the strongest performing companies in its sector.
Since 2000 I have been helping advise companies in a variety of roles -
I sit on the D2N2 LEP Board and Chair the D2N2 Growth Hub, which is a gateway for businesses looking for support and expertise to start, scale up and grow their business.

As Chair of the Food & Drink Forum Ltd I mentored a new MD, restructured the board and helped change culture resulting in moving from loss making to being a profitable and sustainable company. I created and led a consortium to win a large bid to run an Innovation Network.

At EMB Ltd I was Non Executive Director of a £20m start up company helping businesses in the region start, grow and compete.

For 6 years I was Non Executive Director of Improve Ltd, a Sector Skills Council, supporting a new MD making the business more commercial and I represented SME businesses.
I am passionate about giving a voice to SME businesses and ensuring help and support is there for our future entrepreneurs.

I have spoken at the European Parliament, sat on the Government appointed taskforce on productivity and advised the Government nationally on how to regulate SME companies better - even visited Buckingham Palace !
In addition to my ILM Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring I have successfully implemented a number of High Growth and Growth Accelerator projects and have learnt from working with some of the very best coaches and business leaders in the UK.