David Barrie

I am the founder and principal partner of an advisory organisation and project production company that enables capital growth in cities and the improvement of people's lives.

We design, deliver and manage public programmes and ventures that support urban development and investors in the real estate, housing, public and private sectors - and through our work, we have been responsible for over £1bn of investment in towns, cities and neighbourhoods in the UK and abroad.

As a social entrepreneur, I have founded several for-profit and non-profit enterprises, won nationally significant awards and worked in the UK, Russia, China and Canada.

Recent and current ventures include Wild Blue Cohort, a business angel investment network and The People's Supermarket, a pioneering retail co-operative, both in central London.

My passion for creating new public experience stems from an on-going career as a producer, director and show runner of television programmes for broadcasters in the UK and USA.

Currently, I am producing and directing three documentary films for BBC Television on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, presented by historian Andrew Roberts, for first broadcast in the UK in 2014.