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Who is David Beard?

Floating Concepts is the brainchild of its chief executive, David Beard FRICS, who is a Chartered Surveryor and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Studies. He has over 30 years experience in property development in the UK, including industrial; offices; out-of-town retail and residential development. He was part of the syndicate of investors who lead the early regeneration of Liverpool South Docks with the development of over 100 waterfront properties and the 450 berth, Liverpool Marina Bar and Grill, now owned by Harbourside Marina plc, which he controls.

In exploring ideas for the surplus water space at his Liverpool and Salford Marinas, David contacted a number of manufacturers and professionals involved in the design of floating structures and travelled extensively in Europe and Canada. Having secured the UK distribution rights to the exclusive Danish ‘Waterliving' luxury houseboat concept, he has since formed a number of partnerships with other manufacturers and, in addition to his own professional team, can call on the services of some of the most experienced and innovative designers of floating structures in this new emerging market.