Staff at leading training company, abv Training, are mourning the company\u2019s founder and chairman, David Hawbrook, who has sadly passed away.\r\n\r\nDavid had worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years. He established abv Training in September 2001, specialising in the training and development of people in the hospitality industry. He was also very keen on supporting local businesses and young people, playing a pivotal role in the Young Enterprise initiative locally.\r\n\r\nFrazer Grant, CEO at abv Training, who worked with David for nearly 10 years, said: \u201cPersonally I have lost a friend and mentor. Dave\u2019s passion for hospitality and service were unequalled within the industry. I have been humbled by the support from colleagues, clients and friends and would like to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of the Hawbrook family and all at abv Training.\u201d\r\n\r\nHe leaves his wife Cath and three children, Ellie, Beckie and George, and grandson Caleb.