Richard spent his corporate life, before moving into consultancy 17 years ago, within the UK manufacturing industry. Starting out in production management, he progressed through operations management into general management. It was here that he became involved with developing markets on a global scale, resulting in the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement. Click here for LinkedIn profile.

Sample Consultancy Assignments

Molins plc Core process review of the business, from receipt of customer order, through planning, procurement, manufacturing, assembly and distribution.

Fenner Seals.  Development and implementation of a new inventory management process in their global subsidiaries.

Metrological Office.  Review of the Commercial Division and recommendations for structural change.

Smiths Medical A range of projects including restructuring their supply chain processes, European distribution strategy review and inventory management optimisation.

EBRD – TAM Program Senior Industrial Advisor on 12-month project with manufacturing company in Poland.

Employment History

1996-Current Principal Consultant – The Consultancy Company
1992-1996 – Divisional Managing Director – Mechanical Handling Division, Wagon plc
1989-1992 – Managing Director – Futurail, part of Polymark International plc
1987-1989 – Operations Director – Tyzack Turner plc (now TT plc)
1982-1987 – Operations Director – Moorwood Vulcan – part of Valor plc (now Williams Holdings plc)


Postgraduate Diploma – Finance and Accounting, University of Hertfordshire
Postgraduate Diploma – Business Administration, University of Bradford
BSc (Hons) – Mechanical Engineering, University of Southampton
Chartered Engineer, MIMechE