The Team

Name: David Ratcliffe
Role: Chief Executive Officer (Interim)
Description: As well as being Interim CEO for DCBC, Dave Ratcliffe is a Non-Executive Director for several South West based businesses in the technology and healthcare sectors. Dave has worked in IT for 37 years. Dave qualified as a Company and Commercial Accountant in 1976 and changed to a career in IT in 1980, taking a variety of roles in Central Government from Software Engineer to drafting International...
Name: Karen Woodward
Role: Head of Operations
Description: Karen has an academic background in Food Science and Technology having achieved her BSc (Hons) at Leeds University in 1990. After this Karen went into the food manufacturing industry with United Biscuits (KP Foods) undertaking several production management roles and specialist projects, including helping to set up a new Hula Hoops factory in Ashby de la Zouch. Karen is passionate about people...
Name: Mike Elsey
Role: Senior Account Manager
Description: Mike has a broad commercial background encompassing various senior roles in the advertising and media sectors, and latterly over two years fundraising experience in the conservation charity sector.  A career in the advertising business spanning some 30 years included board level positions at both agencies and as a media owner. He has spent the bulk of his working life in London, employed with...
Name: Kate Williams
Role: Digital Marketing Manager
Description: Kate started her career at a Licensing Agency in London, who specialised in Fashion and Lifestyle brands such as Aston Martin, BMW and Nintendo. Then moving onto working in house at The Range, on a multi-million pound e-commerce website; which is where her passion for Marketing, especially Digital Marketing really began. After spending almost 3 years employed by Mercedes-Benz, one of the world's...
Name: Andrew Searle
Role: Accounts
Description: Andrew is an experienced director with multiple disciplines having acted as MD, FD and Director of Engineering. Andrew has 20 years experience of taking responsibility for financial; IT; project management; risk management and mergers & acquisitions and in taking a lead role in responding to crises and opportunities.  Andrew works for DCBC on a part time, self-employed basis helping them to...

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