Managing Director – Network Group

Former Network Group Chairman David Tulip was appointed as Managing Director in November 2019.

David’s view and breadth of experience within Network Group is unique from anyone else’s; having first become involved by joining as a Member in 2005 becoming a contributing member of the community and enjoying its benefits.  David’s career path went on to see a four-year hiatus from the Group (until 2013) when he engaged as a potential Channel Partner for Managed Print Services; the short story here is that not long thereafter David “retuned to the fold” and took responsibility for NG’s fledgling Managed Print Programme, overseeing significant growth and success.

David’s career has seen him work with all sizes of business from “Fred in his shed” to a top 25 law-firm with offices in 14 worldwide locations, retailers such as River Island and everything in between. David is a warrior for doing the right thing and with an attitude of true Partnership where all benefit (not just the “sales organisation”) an approach which leads to healthy and profitable long-term relationships.

A turn of events in Summer of 2017 saw an opportunity arise for David to take part ownership of one of the Group’s member companies, which in turn led to the opportunity to put himself forward for election as Chairman of the Network Group in January 2019.  David said “I am fortunate to be involved in something I truly love and care about, it is a dream role for me, one which harnesses my skills as a ‘connector or networker’.  I am excited to be working with a talented supporting cast of Channel professionals; as a team we are entrusted with the delivery of the Group’s ambitious strategy which focuses on continuing to build on our strong reputation whilst assisting to grow the revenues and profitability of our Members and vendor partners”.

Away from work, David is involved with grassroots Rugby at Eton Manor, is an Arsenal Season Ticket holder, enjoys an active social life (good music, food and wine with friends) and has recently become a grandfather for the third time!