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David Beard

David Beard of Floating ConceptsDavid Beard FRICS is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Studies. He has spent the majority of his professional career as a development consultant and the last 10 years undertaking commercial and residential developments on his own account.

He was part of the syndicate of investors who, through South Quays Marinas plc and Marinas Wharf plc, lead the early regeneration of Liverpool South Docks through the development the 450 berth Liverpool Marina and over a hundred residential units. He was also actively involved in Enterprise Zones Regeneration initiative of the 1980's and advised on, and participated directly, in a significant number of new industrial and office developments in Trafford and Salford.

His last major land based scheme was City Gate, a city centre development of over 300 apartments and 1000m2 of business space where he now has his office.

A keen sailor he also has a controlling interest in Harbourside Marina plc which now operates the 450 berth Liverpool Marina Bar and Grill and 200 cover restaurant/function facilities.

David's many years of experience in property, marketing and identifying and procuring sites for land based development are now being applied to water based opportunities. Having recently disposed of the last of his land based developments, it is now his intention to concentrate his attention on Floating Concepts; the comprehensive redevelopment of Liverpool Marina and the expansion of his other marina interests.