Joined the Nuneaton Co-Operative Funeral Directors as a trainee and at the age of 18 was promoted to Assistant Manager. In 1979 he moved to A V Band Funeral Directors in Worcester as a Senior Funeral Director and while there he gained his Diploma in Funeral Directing and also his Embalming Certificate. At the age of 24 David was appointed Area Manager for the Bath and Trowbridge Co-Operative and just 18 months later promoted to Regional Operations Manager for Bristol. During that period he gained his Diploma in Funeral Service Management. Although David and Stephanie have gone their separate ways in their personal lives they both still have a major role in the business.