Richard has more than 20 years’ experience of helping companies of all sizes to communicate better.
Before founding the business in 2009, Richard worked in investor relations for 12 years. As Serco’s Head of Investor Relations, he wrote all of the company’s investor communications, from press releases to web copy to annual reports. He was voted best investor relations officer in the IR Magazine UK awards and won awards for Serco’s annual report. Serco also won or was nominated for several other awards during his time in charge of investor relations.
Prior to Serco, Richard spent nearly eight years at Makinson Cowell, the UK’s leading investor relations consultancy. There he helped major companies to develop their messages and to write and edit their communications. His clients included companies in engineering, financials, health, hotels, leisure, media, packaging, printing, property, pubs and restaurants, retail, support services, telecoms and utilities. They ranged in size from small cap stocks to the biggest FTSE 100 companies.
Richard has a BA in Economics and an MA with distinction in Creative Writing. He is also a chartered accountant, a qualification he gained during five years with Deloitte.