Nottingham has already worked for Ringier, having held the positions of Sales Director and General Manager for Ringier Vietnam and Ringier China respectively from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, he worked as an Agency Sales Manager for the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday in the UK and as the Advertisement Director of Asiamoney in Hong Kong.
In 2001, Dale Nottingham moved to Thailand, where he established Red Sky Juice & Smoothie Bar, managing four outlets in Bangkok. He also worked as a columnist for the Bangkok Post and as the Features Editor at the Phuket Gazette. In 2009, he emigrated to Spain, where he was employed as the Commercial Director of The Olive Press publishing group. In 2013, he took up the position of Group Publisher at Ink Global in Singapore.