David Frost (BCC)

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"David was Chief Executive of the Coventry and Chamber of Commerce, prior to becoming Director-General of the British Chambers Commerce (BCC). He is now a Non-Executive Director at Coventry University College (CUC). He is also Chairman of National Numeracy and Deputy Chairman of the UFI Charitable Trust." [1]

David is in his first term as a Coventry University "Governor which began in February 2017 and is currently Chair of the Education Advisory Committee. Between 2003 and 2011 David was appointed as the Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, representing the interests of 100,000 businesses from Westminster. Prior to this David was the Chief Executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce." [2]

A 2006 report notes: "According to the BCC’s ‘burdens barometer’, 69 separate Acts, regulations and provisions cost businesses £50bn last year. The government needs to urgently reduce this regulatory and legislative burden and be seen to be on the same page as business. Frost has a pivotal role in getting it to do this – but challenges ahead are huge." [1] Debate with TUC Opposition to paternity leave opposition to increases in minimum wage

"Mr Frost was director general of the British Chambers of Commerce from January 2003 to September 2011. In February 2008 he received an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University and in 2011 New Year Honours he received a CBE for services to business." [2]

In 2011 "Mr Frost called for a return to grammar school education". [3]

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  1. Coventry University Members, organizational web page, accessed April 23, 2019.
  2. Coventry University Board of Governors, organizational web page, accessed April 23, 2019.