Meet the partner
Experience/specialisms: Ian Richards formed the practice back in 2006. He is responsible for ensuring that the practice is modern and forward thinking at all times. He has a special interest in business startups, assisting in growing businesses and mentoring owners of businesses.
Mr Richards has held senior positions in the following industries/ sectors:
- Information technology
- Media and advertising
- Central and local governments and the housing sectors and currently holds a number of non-executive director positions in private sector organisations.
Mr Richards believes in supporting the next generation in the community and to this end he has taken up the position of Interim Chairman of the Board at Stairlight Music Academy, a not-for-profit organisation that uses music and dance to engage with children in the community and provide them with new skills in their chosen field of interest, such as: the operational use of recording studios, dance classes, vocal training, modelling, photography, the use of information technology, a safe place to complete homework, English lessons, Maths lessons and training in business enterprise.
Qualifications: A fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants who also has gained a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Hobbies: Chess, Dancing, general socialising and is a regular church goer.