Voices in the Middle (Charity)

Voices in the Middle Project for the Family Initiative Charity

Richard and his wife Ashley have been working as project managers to help mentor and support the Voices in the Middle campaign for young people in the UK. The Family Initiative provides advice and guidance developed with and by young people around divorce and separation. As part of this Rich and Ash have helped develop guide resources for parents as well as helping form a young persons steering group.

Cranfield Trust (Voluntary Project)

Cranfield Trust Voluntary Project

The Cranfield Trust is a time and talent charity providing former Cranfield MBA's to charitable projects and charities to help them become more sustainable. Projects may include strategic review, specific critical projects and securing long term funding.

Richard and a fellow MBA were assigned to Bedfordshire's Carers in Beds organisation providing support to carers of all ages within the community.

SMILE Youth Mental Health in Schools

SMILE - Supporting Minds in a Learning Environment

Richard was the project manager of a government pathfinder project called TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health in Schools) and created the SMILE programme to support young people in their emotional well-being and mental health. The programme ran for 5 years and included the work delivered by the award winning social enterprise Inspired Life CIC(Richard was the co founder).

Business Consultancy

Richard has broad business experience both managing new enterprises and start ups through to major companies. A former Top 30 Director of a FTSE 100 Richard’s early career was in environmental management before working on major bids such as the London Underground privatization where he led the stations element. Richard then joined a facilities management company within the group and as Managing Director delivered significant growth.