David John Edis-Bates the son of Frank Geoffrey Edis-Bates and Jessie Lilian Stevenson was born  in 1946 in Braintree, Essex, UK, attended school at St John's Prep School then in Paines Lane, Pinner and Merchant Taylors' School, Moor Park, Northwood. David was an Under Officer in the school Combined Cadet Force, secretary of the School Shooting Vlll and played hockey at school, college, Prescot Hockey Club and also played for Lancashire Colts.
He married Doreen Williams  in 1974 in Whiston Lancashire and they had two daughters Sarah born in Taipei, Taiwan and Fiona born in Parbold, Lancashire UK plus two delightful grand daughters Millie and Keira Rose
He won a Student Apprenticeship and worked at BICC in Prescot near Liverpool for 23 years in many roles from Systems engineer, General Manager to Divisional Commercial Manager including travelling to more than 55 countries around the World securing sales and overseas projects, lived in Taiwan for 4 years as Project Manager on the Taiwan Railway Electrification Project where Sarah was born in 1979.
A Chartered Electronics and Communications Engineer. He studied Communication Engineering and a Diploma in Management at John Moores University Liverpool and Communications and Electronics at the University of Hertfordshire, a Diploma in Computerised Accounting and a Diploma in Person Centered Counselling at South Cheshire College.
Since 1987 he was owner and CEO of UK and Hong Kong private companies involved in communication systems and latterly designing, producing and selling IT and communication products internationally.
Whilst running his IT company in Nantwich, Cheshire with 150 employees David also ran a calf and lamb rearing enterprise with more than 1,000 calves sold per year and raising about 100 lambs per year for 10 years between 1986 and 1996
In 1992 David survived an accident when demolishing a lean to farm building and suffered kidney and major head injuries that took 2 years to fully recover
David was a qualified and registered counsellor (psychotherapist) who worked part time (evenings and weekends) for West Cheshire NHS Trust, then in Private Practice, he also taught counselling and was a course moderator for Manchester University in the 1990's
Married to Zeng Jian and resident in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, South China since 2003 with stepson Junyu designing, producing and exporting audio visual and IT equipment for schools and colleges in UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australia.
On 12 Sep 2019 at 18:31 GMT Shannon (Seigfreid) Thomas wrote:
Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the month of August!
We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.
Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!!
Shannon WikiTree Appreciation Team
On 23 Jul 2019 at 11:09 GMT Nicolas LaPointe wrote:
I see that you have been working on several Chinese profiles. I should tell you that when you add profiles on Chinese people, I suggest that you use Chinese characters in the proper name fields while leaving pinyin and the other romanizations in the other name fields. For instance, look at the profile on 曾國藩 (Zeng Guofan) that I recently created. This profile uses Chinese characters in both the official and preferred name fields, while pinyin and the other romanizations are in Nicknames and Other Last Names. See the below link for more information.
If you have any more questions, please post a comment on my profile or send me a private message.
On 10 Jun 2019 at 19:26 GMT Amy Utting wrote:
I am sorry to hear that! I hope that you enjoyed your holiday, and that you are feeling far better.
Do you wish to rejoin the project?
Regards, Amy Utting
On 23 May 2019 at 04:34 GMT David Edis-Bates wrote:
On 22 May 2019 at 22:00 GMT Amy Utting wrote:
We have not heard back from you therefore assume you do not wish to remain in the England Project at this time. We are sorry to see you go, and thank you for your contributions. You are most welcome to rejoin at any time.
Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy
On 9 May 2019 at 19:42 GMT Amy Utting wrote:
We sent you a message about a week ago about the England Project but have not yet heard back from you. If we don't hear from you by this time next week we'll assume you no longer wish to be in the project.
Amy, Susie, Gillian and Wendy
On 2 May 2019 at 01:23 GMT Amy Utting wrote:
On behalf of the England Project Leaders we're carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the past six months. We have been so impressed with the way everyone has rallied together and gone the extra mile to make this one of the most dedicated, productive and friendly communities on WikiTree. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed? Would you like to continue in the project moving forwards?
We're looking forward to hearing back from you,
Amy, Susie, Gillian and Wendy
On 10 Jan 2019 at 16:26 GMT Lizzie (Batman) Griffiths wrote:
In follow up to Vivienne’s message, Are you still interested in completing the England Orphan Trail and becoming a full Project Member? Completion of the Trail is necessary for you to retain your England badge and contribute to the project. It’s good fun, only takes a few weeks and adds to the health of our global tree! We will help you with getting to grips with where to find and how to use sources.
Please let me know and I will update our records and hopefully get you started on the trail!
Lizzie, Trailblazer, England Orphan Project.
On 10 Jan 2019 at 06:19 GMT Vivienne Caldwell wrote:
Neither are acceptable sources, they are simply hearsay with no evidence to prove anything. We need primary sources or at the very least solid secondary sources. User trees are tertiary sources.
Have you completed the Orphan Trail with the England Project?
On 10 Jan 2019 at 05:25 GMT Vivienne Caldwell wrote:
Could you please stop creating pre1700 English profiles with user trees as sources. They are not acceptable sources and do not provide any evidence. This is going to create a lot of work for the England Project which I see you are a member of. Thanks Vivienne England Project Coordinator