David Middleton Communications
Welcome to my web site.
I am David Middleton. DMC is the corporate platform I maintain to accommodate my various activities.
Up to 2013, I was MD of Environmental Business Communications (EBC) and also CEO of the UK branch of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and CEO of the MEBC, the Midlands business network with a focus on sustainable development. Also via EBC I had been Secretary General of The Urban Renewable Foundation. I retired from EBC in 2013.
I am grateful to my longstanding friend and guiding hand, Peter Gibbs for the development of this web site.
In August 2017 I become an FRSA - a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
My main activities are all centred around the situation that we find ourselves in and which is getting more and more relevant and worrying – namely the convergence of challenges to a magnitude we have not confronted before. Climate change; population growth; pressures on natural resources; damage caused by waste; demand for energy; and others. Former UK adviser to government on scientific matters, Professor John Beddington, coined the phrase The Perfect Storm.
Every year for the past 5 years I have been a joint organiser of a one day conference looking at various aspects of sustainability and local communities. These are not-for-profit events and free to delegates and have been staged in conjunction with Jacqui Staunton of Climate Change Solutions and recently with the RSA. Walsall Housing Group has been the main sponsor throughout.
The 2019 event at the Tally Ho in Birmingham was to a capacity, 200 delegates with keynote speaker John Firth of globally operating advisory and analytical specialists Acclimatise. Delegates called for a more robust and radical approach from politicians and the mainstreaming of climate change.
The Project Advisory Group for the conference decided another was appropriate for 2020. See News Page for latest developments.
I have also turned to writing. I felt that an unexplored avenue was the use of novels (an act of fiction interlaced with truthful facts) to promote the challenges we face. I have three books on the market so far and a fourth in production. See My Novels.
"Looking for a Speaker”
I am pleased for the opportunity to speak to groups at their monthly meetings, lunch or dinner events, on ‘The Adventure Of Adventure Writing’ or about climate change or sustainable development. Speeches are tailored and timed for each event and can be with or without supporting PowerPoint and videos. Contact me via: firstname.lastname@example.org