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SLCC President 2017/18
David Preston, Oswestry Town Council in Shropshire 
David has been the Town Clerk to Oswestry Town Council since 1984. He began his employment in the local council sector as an administrative trainee in 1976.

He is well known in the local council sector with Oswestry being a NALC Star Council of the Year winner on two occasions – the latest being in 2016/17. 

David was also a part time clerk to Llanyblodwel Parish Council for 25 years. He is also currently Clerk to a major local charity.

David has extensive qualifications in the local council world, holding the Certificate, Diploma and BA Hons degree in Local Policy achieved through the University of Gloucestershire.

He is the SLA Manager of the contract that Oswestry Town Council holds with the National Association of British Market Authorities working with market authorities and the private sector across the UK and more recently within the World Union of Wholesale Markets. That contract has been in place for the last decade and involves delivering the administration, financial management and event organisation on behalf of the Association . The highlight has been organising a World Markets Conference in London in 2014 for over 300 delegates.

David is an experienced market officer and a past President of The Institute of Market Officers.

David is a regular contributor and speaker at various conferences and seminars arranged within the local council and markets sectors.

Within the SLCC, David has been a Branch Chairman, an NEC representative for many years and a regular presenter at conferences and regional seminars. 

Away from work David is married, has two daughters and is well known from TV, Radio and concerts as a long standing  member of the famous Voices of the Valley, Fron Male Voice Choir - now better known as the oldest boy band in the world.

David's email address is david.preston@slcc.co.uk

President’s Charity
David has made the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital his charity after the support that the unit, has, and continues to give to his wife and so many others.

The Cancer Fund  exists to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin & Mid Wales.

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