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Richard is our Practice Director, with overall responsibility for the management of the firm.
Richard’s career is a blend of marketing, strategy and management. He started in marketing & research with the Economist Intelligence Unit, before moving into corporate development work at George Wimpey plc. From there he joined Mintel International as a strategy & marketing consultant.
Following the completion of a full-time MBA, Richard had his own consultancy for four years before his first in-house role in the professional services sector with the Symonds Group. Richard spent 4 years with Clifford Chance as a Senior Business Development Manager, where amongst other things, he led the Business Analysis & Planning team. In late 2001 Richard moved into more general management when he joined Davenport Lyons, a leading West End law firm, as Partnership Director. He spent 7 years there helping to lead and grow the firm. Richard joined Withers & Rogers in 2009 as Practice Director where he performs a similar role.
For somebody working in marketing, strategy and management, Richard’s focus has always been on delivering profitable and sustainable business growth, be it winning and retaining clients, developing and implementing structured business planning processes or improving internal efficiencies. His successes have ranged from pioneering urban regeneration work at George Wimpey, introducing a performance measurement system, rigorous business analysis and the first ever client review at Clifford Chance, to helping Davenport Lyons to grow by 60% in six years.
Richard has a degree in Geography, a MBA from Cranfield School of Management and the Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Since retiring from playing competitive football, Richard has struggled to find the perfect replacement. Most of his interests revolve around sport, including volleyball, tennis and cycling but finding the time to do any of them has proved to be more difficult than he had anticipated!