We have received the following from Sandra Blythe:
I am writing to inform you that my husband, David Armstrong Blythe, MCam, FIPA, died on 15th March this year,at the age of 82.
He attended Birkenhead School from the age of 11, when he won a Town Scholarship.
Upon leaving he went to work as an Office Junior in the Brunning Advertising Agency in Liverpool.
After National Service in the Royal Artillery, he returned to the Agency and studied at night school to gain his Advertising qualifications,
whilst working his way up in the company through every department. In 1963 he was moved to the Manchester branch of the agency
to take up the role of Managing Director, as the youngest M.D. they had ever had.
Some time later he was 'Head hunted' to join the newly formed Advertising Agency Bowden Dyble Heys and Partners. He helped to build this
new agency into the largest and most successful award winning advertising agency outside London. As Managing Director of this new company
he was elected to become the Northern Representative on the Council of the IPA (Incorporated Practitioners in Advertising). He served on this
committee for some considerable years, during which time he was awarded his Fellowship of the IPA. For the last five years of his working life
he was Chairman of B.D.H.