Richard is a director of the business. He qualified with a local midlands accountancy firm and spent some time in industry before becoming a partner with a regional firm, setting his priorities to what owner managers really wanted: to build value in their businesses for themselves and their families. He has used his commercial experience and passion for ambitious and entrepreneurial businesses to complete a substantial number of transactions including management buy-outs, company sales and re-financings. He joined PKF (now BDO) as partner before moving to a large FMCG manufacturer as Group Finance Director. He has done work in France, Germany, Italy and Sweden and worked with some tough, demanding and high profile characters.
An unfortunate but often typical consequence of some business decisions is litigation, something Richard is also able to provide guidance on.
Richard currently sits on the Board of Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust as a non-executive director where he chairs the Audit Committee. He has been involved in the NHS as a non-executive director since 2006.