Richard is an experienced SME owner-manager with a good track record, running a successful retail design and manufacturing business for over 20 years. Developing an innovative, sustainable and devolved business model he sold his company in December 2013 as part of a long term exit strategy and gained first-hand experience of preparing businesses for sale, creating value and handling the sale process. He now runs Prepare To Sell Ltd which helps a wide range of SMEs re-engineer their businesses to deliver sustainable growth, prepare for MBI or acquisition.
Richard enjoys helping companies achieve an alignment of personal values and motivations with ambitious corporate objectives to release the real drivers that build value. He is a business graduate, an approved coach and mentor for the Business Growth Service and is supporting Leeds University’s Management undergraduate courses with seminars and workshops on growth models and exit strategies.