Regional Business Development Manager, North
Richard is the commercial lead for Skills for Health’s rostering business. His accounts include Scottish Health Boards and NHS Trusts in the North of England.
He has been reducing costs and squeezing value from the tax pound in the UK public sector for nearly twenty years. His experience includes public private partnership for schools, interim management and outsourcing in local government, funded solar and utilities cost reduction.
A graduate from the University of Brighton in 1993 (and Kingston University in 2010), Richard is a Chartered Librarian. He has worked variously as a Corporate Finance Analyst, Information Broker, Outource Specialist and Library Consultant, culminating in a role as special libraries advisor to a consortium which delivered the first public library service delivered by a private company (London Borough of Hounslow – 2008).
Richard spent four years providing Green-Bank funded utility cost reduction services in both solar and water reduction.
As a Trustee of the Tribal Group Foundation, he led development projects in Botswana and Tanzania. Richard also set up micro credit funds in Lesotho and Swaziland, making affordable loans to small business. In the decade since, both funds have been loaned and re-paid twice, setting up some fifty businesses.
He has served eight years as a school Governor in one of Lancashire’s largest Primary Schools, is a passable Baritone for the Lancaster Choral Society and, rugby having given him up at 36, a referee with the Manchester and District Society.