DCBC Delighted to Welcome Mike Elsey as Senior Accounts Manager

11 Aug 2017
DCBC are delighted to announce that we have a new member of our team. Mike Elsey joined as Senior Account Manager on Monday, August 7th 2017.

Mike will be working directly with some of our members and will be attending our conference on September 8th at The Eden Project, so you will have the opportunity to meet him. By means of introduction, some background is provided below:


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 advertising agencies Boase Massimi Pollitt then Young and Rubicam, followed by sales roles at broadcasters ITV and Channel Four. He's worked with a diverse range of businesses over the years, from retail to media, utilities to financial services, private and public sector.

After a 5 year stint as Commercial Director with ITV Channel Television based in Jersey, returning to the UK in 2013 Mike and his family decided to relocate from Buckinghamshire to Devon. He has a smallholding in Colyford, and is thoroughly enjoying the life change, renovating a Grade 2 listed property and developing a small holiday cottage business.

His most recent employment has been with Devon Wildlife Trust as a fundraiser. In his time with that organisation, he took the lead in organising and managing DWT’s most successful fundraising event in its 50-year history, a sell out classical music concert at Exeter Cathedral. He also masterminded and delivered an innovative crowd funding appeal for the wild beavers on the River Otter, fronted by Chris Packham. It proved to be the most successful crowd funding campaign for a UK wildlife conservation initiative to date.

He has quickly established new connections, contacts and friendships through his employment at DWT, and outside of work through varied social and community involvement. He is currently Chair of the Holyford Woodland Trust, England's 1000th Local Nature Reserve.

We are thrilled that Mike has accepted this position with DCBC and look forward to working with him.

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