David has developed a multi-million pound business out of what was a former cow shed, to now selling play areas throughout the world. He is highly specialised in the play industry and regularly consults on all size projects, in addition to his design lead within the company. Historically David is an experienced play installation and services designer with a background in farming and construction in the UK. Well known within the UK and international play industry David has been a key advisor and provider to attractions both in the UK and worldwide, particularly in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and South America regions.
Degree educated and having spent over ten years in corporate health and well-being, delivering fitness and lifestyle programmes for Morgan Stanley, Daily Telegraph, Ford Motor Company , Royal Mail and Rank Xerox, Darren moved to Cornwall for a more relaxed and family orientated lifestyle. A further ten years was spent operating indoor and outdoor leisure and retail operations before Darren joined David Taylor Design as Business Development Director. Darren now overseas the management and development of the play business both here in the UK and Overseas. (As you can see in the photo, Darren has a bit of sweet tooth and when not devouring donuts, biscuits and Haribo’s, he can be found playing on a 1959 vintage Fordson tractor, and is a member of the “Fordson Majorette” Tractor Display Team!)
Catherine is Project Coordinator at David Taylor Design, working closely with our clients to manage multiple bespoke projects from initial scoping to scheduling manufacturing and installation phases. She has over 10 years of experience in managing collaborative R&D projects with businesses in the UK and Europe, particularly in the fields of eHealth and digital technologies. Cath is a qualified plasterer, enjoys painting, and exhibits her work in Cornwall and Bristol when organised! She takes her daughters to a couple of local indoor play centres when it’s rainy and knows exactly what trousers to wear to get up to maximum speed on the slides.
Sales and Marketing Assistant
Sam is our Sales and Marketing Assistant, after studying IT and working for a university both at a service desk and later onsite in London, he decided he needed a change and moved back home to Cornwall. When he isn't making tea, it's usually answering emails, the phone or working on Auto cad to assist all members of the team in their day to day business. Outside of work, Sam has a couple side projects such as online broadcasting, voice acting and when he can, he goes snowboarding!
Technical Support Engineer
Dave is our Technical Support Engineer. Having an Engineering Degree and vast experience using various CAD systems, he provides technical support to the owner, David Taylor. Dave has supported David Taylor for 3 years in developing new play areas and themes. David uses Solidworks to create 3D models for presentation purposes, whilst using the same models to drive the manufacturing process. Dave, away from the CAD screen tries to play tennis in local tournaments...when he's not injured. He also enjoys his cars and still is a bit of a petrol head and likes to travel when time allows...always with a drink in his hand....