David Scott-Beddard’s huge personal archive of White Star Line artefacts is incredibly diverse and widely acknowledged as one of the finest in the world.
Having studied music in Birmingham, David is an accomplished violin and guitar player. However, his career path took him into retail management & marketing and he has worked for many of the world’s high-profile motor manufacturers, culminating in a directorship with Auto-sleepers Motorhomes.
DSB’s love of sports saw him play rugby, squash & golf, as well as a county standard middle-distance runner, competing in dozens of half and full marathons. A qualified scuba diver, he now prefers the deep waters and wreck-diving.
David’s father and grandfathers worked in the coal mines of East Northumberland; a tough environment, but one that helped him develop a strength of character that those who know him appreciate.
As Chief Operating Officer of one of the world’s leading Titanic & White Star Line exhibition companies, David’s passion, vision and marketing skills have helped drive the company forward, increasing worldwide interest the story of Titanic.
Having launched the successful campaign to save Titanic’s tender, SS Nomadic, David was recruited in 2006 by the Northern Ireland (NI) Department for Social Development as Project Manager to oversee her restoration and was responsible for her opening to the public in Belfast. As co-founder of the Nomadic Preservation Society, he has chaired the organization since 2008, promoting the last White Star Line vessel in the world. Having carried many of the rich & famous out to the ill-fated liner, Nomadic is without doubt, the greatest surviving link to RMS Titanic.