All at Trowbridge Town Council are saddened at the news of the passing of David Baker. A well-liked and prominent figure within the local business community, David passed away on August 1st following a short illness. In 2019, a Civic Award was given to David in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the town. David played a huge part in promoting the town for over 25 years, through business, education and, latterly, encouraging entrepreneurship in young people. Having consistently been involved with the local Chamber of Commerce, his drive and passion for promoting the town through this medium led to a prominent role in the development of the further-reaching Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce. On a more local level, David was involved in setting up the Trowbridge County Town Initiative, the Trowbridge Town Team and Transforming Trowbridge. During his time spent on the Board of Governors of Clarendon College, David accomplished much in the field of developing and nurturing students who had become disengaged and alienated within the school environment. Continuing to work with young people to enhance their skills, knowledge and attitude in the world of work, and to encourage their potential, David worked tirelessly to bring such initiatives as the popular Young Talent Markets and the successful GOFISH project, which is sure to continue as David’s legacy.
David is survived by his wife Pat and family, and they are in the thoughts of everyone at the Council.
There will be a funeral service for David at Semington Crematorium on Tuesday 20th August 2019 at 2.30pm, followed by a wake at Trowbridge Rugby Club.