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Enterprise Consultant; Third Sector and SMEs


I’m an efficient self-employed specialist, able to draw on almost 20 years of varied experience from working across the country. I’ve been employed in local authority, private sector and third sector organisations; enabling me to draw from a rich experience of viewpoints. 


I specialise in offering support that enables SMEs (especially those in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector) to grow, and develop financially viable futures. My areas of expertise are listed below.


I have a genuine passion for creating a positive difference for the organisations I work with, focusing on enterprise development and achieving long-term resilience – and I’m generally considered a nice guy to work with!

Extensive experience of supporting tender management, writing winning bids, and helping groups secure grant funding … more

Skilled in evidencing outcomes and performance, for both projects and programmes … more

Experienced in writing clear and deliverable business plans, focusing on viability with clear forward actions … more

Skilled in helping groups to understand, evidence and report on the social value they create … more

Experienced in supporting groups to understand their present and develop an  achievable direction for the future … more

Track record of enabling groups to become truly fit-for-purpose, realise opportunities, and operate to their full potential … more



I have full insurances for Professional Indemnity, Public and Product Liability, as well as Employers’ Liability. 

I am also fully registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.


“Having worked with David Waterfall previously I had no hesitation in recommending him as the consultant of choice to the board of White House Cancer Support. David has a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding all aspects affecting both charities and social enterprises and due to the charity recently experiencing unexpected radical funding cuts, the support provided by David was second to none. For most, the harsh reality of funding cuts is that we are often hit with blind panic of, how are we going to continue to provide our services, who else will support local people affected by cancer and on a personal note, what does this mean for me?
By working with David we were able to work through these obstacles; with his support we felt inspired to think out of the box, to take calculated risks, and try different approaches to reach our end goal. We are now in a much stronger financial position, able to support more individuals, and we have retained all our team, and much of this is due to the support given by David.”

 Caroline Webb, Manager, White House Cancer Support, 2017