Author name: David Parkin

David Parkin feels like a Morris minor in a roomful of Rolls-Royces

HOW the hell did that happen? You get some of the most successful business people from not just Yorkshire but the UK together in a room – and the conversation turns to Morris dancing. Eh, I suppose that’s my fault. A member of the campaign board at Martin House children’s hospice alongside former Town Centre …

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David Parkin on a Big Weekend in the ‘Gate and being mistaken for a film star

IT sounded like a good idea at the time. The note from Sean Jarvis piqued my interest. Given “Jarvo” is an influential and experienced figure in the world of sport – current chief executive of Leicestershire County Cricket Club, ex-commercial director of Huddersfield Town and former owner of Oldham Athletic – an invitation from him …

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David Parkin on meeting an old business friend and saying goodbye to another

IT felt just like the old days. Up with the lark, a quick shower and shave, put a tie on to complement my Michelsberg jacket, a slurp of tea and then out to scrape the ice off the car before heading to a business breakfast event. It used to be a weekly occurrence for me …

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