Richard trained, and in 1996 qualified, with a prominent independent firm based in their Bournemouth office servicing the general Solent region. His core background is in accounting and audit, working mainly with owner-managed businesses offering both compliance solutions and wider business planning support.
Having moved to a national top-20 firm as an audit manager, Richard relocated with the firm to the Portsmouth region and joined the business in 2004, going-on to become a partner later in that year. As well as being a general practice partner, he believes his experience in auditing and accounting complement the strong tax services offered in the Havant office, combining to allow the firm to give clients of all sizes a complete service. He regularly works with clients to find solutions to their technical issues but also enjoys helping them develop their businesses and deal with wider issues beyond just the accounts. His portfolio covers a range of sectors including commercial property, engineering and agricultural cooperatives.