Richard has had an illustrious career from formative roles with the Royal Air Force to the founding of a socially conscious property management company and a range of board, director and trustee roles.
His work in both the North East and in veteran employment services was recognised by inclusion on HM 2016 New Year’s Honours List for Services to Business, Skills Training and Community Service. Richard has significant Non-Executive Directorship experience, including corporate and charity governance, shareholder and stakeholder engagement, financial reporting, risk management and relationship building.
Appointed as “XForces” CIC North East Ambassador in 2017 to help promote, mentor and support those leaving the “Armed Forces” and commencing a route into self-employment and business.
Richard thrives on enabling the professional development of his teams and employees, ensuring that they are offered every opportunity to up skill and develop.
As CEO, Richard taking a back seat on the day-to-day running of the business and is now taking on a more strategic role to support Alison on the next phase of the company’s growth journey.