Richard is a Follow Chartered Accountant (FCA) with the ICAEW (Institute for Chartered Accountants of England & Wales). Richard qualified through Kidsons Impey before moving to KPMG and has over 20 years of commercial and financial experience within the Marketing & Advertising and on-retail sectors. Working in both the private and listed company’s, Richard understands the requirement for ensuring growth and profit generation for owners and major stakeholders.
Richard has worked for some well know global businesses such as Interpublic Group Inc and PRG XL Video focusing
on commercial performance and specialising in Corporate Governance and working in highly regulated and controlled environments, such as the Sarbanes Oxley Act 2002. At KMPG Richard was the seconded to a global pharmaceutical manufacturer as a Sarbanes Oxley expert to ensure that all the required processes and controls were documented and in operation to comply the Act.
Richard has also regularly been involved and acquisitions and mergers, his first exposure to acquisitions was assisting on the MBO and VC financing for the private sale of a major high street discount book chain. More recently Richard was the financial and legal lead in the sale of a privately owned Creative Agency for £23m to an AIM listed Group.
In his most recent role Richard was the sole lead in the acquisition of one Video Production company and had 6 other acquisitions consecutively, spanning from the Republic of Ireland to Germany with a potential £10m funding required. As part of his M&A role Richard was responsible for ensuring the smooth integration of acquisitions into the systems and reporting operations of the new parent company.