London East

David Beer


David spent 36 years in various positions in Shell International rising to become President of Shell Argentina, CEO of Shell Africa and retiring as VP Strategy and Portfolio.

He then became Chairman of Petrochem Carless Holdings Limited, a small Oil /Chemicals company. David resigned from the Board on the sale of the company to HIG Europe.

Now, within Tinderbox as a Partner, he has a passion to share his business experience of large and small companies with clients.

Specialisms and Skill Sets
  • Business Strategy
  • General Management
  • Governance, Risk Management
  • Operations Management, Marketing
  • Procurement
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Coaching

"I have worked with David since 2015 on the Board of a Residential Management company, where we have both focused on improving the level of service received while reducing costs. David has demonstrated his all round business skills and vast experience in delivering results. His Procurement knowledge in particular has produced significant cost savings as well as quality improvements in a short period of time. I find that I have developed my own commercial awareness substantially through his great mentoring."

Neil Kellett Director Nascot Grange (Watford) Management Limited


"I worked with David as VP Marketing in the Leadership team of Shell Argentina when David was President. It was a time of great change and
turbulence for the country but through clear and rapid analysis and customer care, the company emerged in a healthy state. Together we developed and supported several Marketing initiatives, many of them leading the industry at the time and the core, loyal customers remain with the company today."

Luis Scoffone: VP Marketing, Shell Argentina, VP Transport Lubricants, Shell International, VP Alternative Energies, Shell International


In 2011 I worked with David running chalet de l'ange in the Alps and most recently, as Chairman of Tigers Systems, he has offered valuable advice and support enabling Tiger to get off to a flying start, easily beating planned performance.

James Wilson MD Tiger Systems

David Beer's Articles

Does the United Airlines incident hold lessons for SMEs?

Inertia or Habit??

Time to Grow Significantly and Profitably

The Importance of Really Knowing What Your Customer Expects


UK Industrial Strategy.. What Might It Mean For SMEs

What our partners say...

“We have formed a very effective strategic partnership with Tinderbox which ensures our clients receive an enhanced and seamless service delivery. Tinderbox have the experience and skills needed to deliver value-added services to businesses in a way that meets the needs of business owners and entrepreneurs.”

Partner (Major Midlands Accountancy Practice)

“We are contacted by many Consultants but I believe that the Tinderbox offer is unique in that they focus on delivering real bottom line results for our customers, the improvement that really matters for SME owners and Managers.”

Regional Business Development Director
'Big Four' Bank

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Who we have worked with

Who we have worked with: Hallmark Cards, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, Rolls Royce, Sunseeker, Mattel, MicroSoft, Argos, Auto Glym, P&G, Ferranti, FloGas, Lloyds TSB

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