David Helliwell – LAB Chair
David is a media and communications consultant following a career as a journalist and editor.
He advises businesses and organisations on public relations, working with the media, crisis communications and delivers media training for clients across the North West.
David and his family moved to Cumbria in 2012 when he took over as editor of The Cumberland News and News & Star newspapers based in Carlisle.
He was a founder member of Carlisle Ambassadors and is a director of Geltsdale Arts Ltd, responsible for the annual Music on the Marr Festival.
David and his teacher wife have two teenage children.