AN army veteran who was discharged after suffering severe PTSD, has turned his life around and launched his own dream business in Penketh.

Father of three David Daley left his infantry role in the second battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in 2012 after 11 years battling on the front line.

David completed tours of Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland during his years of service, having joined just after his 18th birthday in 2002.

Sadly he was injured during his last year of service and was later discharged due to his diagnosis of PTSD.

After leaving The Army, the entrepreneur worked as an emergency driver for the Fire & Rescue service before eventually settling down with his partner Kirsty and their three children in Penketh.

The 38-year-old has this month launched his new car valeting business on wheels, Next Level Detailing.

Warrington Guardian: David completed tours in Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern IrelandDavid completed tours in Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland (Image: Supplied)

“David has always had a passion for cars,” Kirsty said. “Since coming back to Warrington, he reached out to X-Forces Enterprise, who work specifically with veterans starting new businesses.

“He established Next Level Detailing in Warrington, combining his military discipline with a vision of delivering unmatched valeting services.”

X-Forces Enterprise has provided a mentor for David to support him throughout the process of starting the business.

“We are based in Penketh, but he will bring the service to you. We have a van that is fully kitted out,” Kirsty said.

“It has electricity and a water tank. Once the customer has booked the service they want, he just drives up to your property and asks for the keys and that is it.”

There are six different packages on offer including an ‘ultimate’ package which includes both an interior and exterior valet.

Or smaller packages including a mini valet and standard exterior wash. Prices starts from £25.

“The valet can either be done at your home or at another chosen address, like at work for instance,” Kirsty added. “David’s working hours are flexible to work around customers.”

So far, the valeting service has been a hit with local residents, with one happy customer leaving a glowing review, saying: “I am beyond impressed with the result. It now looks like it has just rolled off the show room floor.”

The veteran has also partnered with the Royal British Legion Penketh ahead of Remembrance Day on November 11 and will donate 10 per cent of any booking fees to the charity as a way to help fellow veterans.

Partner Kirsty, 38, spoke of her ‘pride’ at seeing David pursue his dreams despite setbacks and his battle with mental health.

“It has taken a lot for David to gain the confidence and for him to realise he is capable of doing life after The Army and is capable of doing amazing things.

“David has determination and grit. I know that he will succeed.”

To book a valet service or find out more about the packages on offer, visit Next Level Detailing Facebook page.