David completed his degree BA (Hons) Drama Studies, Live Arts at Manchester University. He then went on to take his P.G.C.E. Drama at Bretton Hall University College, Leeds. David’s first teaching post was at St. Bede’s R.C. High School and within twelve months was promoted to head of Drama and English. David left St. Bede’s to take up the position of Head of Expressive Arts at Sale Grammar School where he attained outstanding results. Whilst at these schools David wrote and directed school productions.
David left his position in 2004 in order to create and develop the David Ross Acting Academy with the aim of creating an environment that would allow children to maximize their potential through Drama and Acting. David realized that to achieve this aim the business would have to generate financial success. This business has grown from a standing start to a vibrant, dynamic, highly profitable business generating an exceptional income.
David has forged strong links and works closely with a variety of casting directors in all aspects of the media. He has established a system for the appropriate pupils that take them through the stages of a career within entertainment:
'Learning to perform for Stage and Screen'
'Delivering a winning audition'
The Company's focus is to provide a British business focused on the British market. David Ross Acting Ltd looks forward to creating and empowering personal links with all of the David Ross Acting Drama Academy franchisees and is committed to the on-going support and success of all involved.
Clive Leach National Marketing Director
Clive was born in Manchester, England in 1948 and commenced his working career in the textile industry where he ultimately became Managing Director of a multi-national company. He had a career change and built a business centered on food distribution which was successfully sold. Clive’s sought after marketing skills enabled him to pioneer the launch of a fragrance company in the UK and expand it into Australia, New Zealand and the USA. This was followed by the launch of a British fashion accessory company in eleven European countries in ten months.
Since 1997 Clive’s effort has been centered on the expansion of a major British PLC in the communications industry and through this business he has been instrumental in the deregulation of the communications and utilities industries.
Clive is a member of the Professional Speakers Association and as such is a sought after business speaker. He has been the key note speaker at a variety of business seminars in the UK, Europe and the USA. Clive’s one day seminars based upon his unique business philosophy are always oversubscribed.
Clive has withdrawn from the majority of his business activities in order to focus on the success of the David Ross Acting Academy franchisees.
Diana Ross Financial Consultant
Diana was born in Manchester where she completed her education as a mathematician. Diana commenced her work career with a well known pharmaceutical company engaged in research. She left this position to raise her two sons and returned to the work place as an executive with a utilities company. Diana became increasingly frustrated with her role in that business and decided to start her own business. It was this new challenge that allowed Diana’s financial skill coupled with her planning ability that allowed her business to flourish. Diana was brought to the attention of an American company that wished to launch in the UK. Diana was solely responsible for launching that company in the UK and was entirely responsible for setting up a large network of agents.
Diana (with Clive Leach) then became involved in the launch of a major British PLC in the communications industry. Her financial planning has been a key element in the success of this business. Diana has also become well known for planning and staging large seminars and events.
Diana has withdrawn from most of her business activities in order to focus on the success of the David Ross Acting Academy franchisees.