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Dave Coleman

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Having graduated in biochemistry, Dave began his career with Deloittes, and then spent twelve years working in IT becoming a director of one of the North West’s top IT companies. He then founded a small consultancy and spent ten years working as a management trainer and coach in the commercial sector.

Having spent six years on the boards of Friends of the Earth, he chaired the “Energy” writing group of “Manchester A Certain Future”, and now sits on its steering group, sits on the MCC Environmental Advisory Panel, and contributes to the GM LCEA Customer Engagement Working Group. He is co-founder of Cooler Projects, a Community Interest Company leading the city's Carbon Literacy work.

Dave is an experienced public speaker and advocate and has appeared widely on BBC TV and Radio, ITV, C4 and Sky and in the regional and national press, and recent work has included management consultancy advising a corporate on the sustainability of its product ranges, developing a feasibility study for a sustainable business network, and work developing and leading the city’s Manchester Carbon Literacy Project, as well as advocacy, advisory and chairing work.