Ric

Name

Ric

Position

Board Advisor

Location

Somerset

Big Business Experience

Hanson Plc

Embassy Property Group Plc

Small Business Experience

Elevation Events and Springhealth

Aim Events and Health & Fitness

Summary

As a founder and/or advisor to multiple start ups as well as a successful executive career in national and international businesses, Ric has deep commercial and financial experience. He will challenge entrepreneurs on their day to day operations and their wider strategic vision bringing considerable hard earned knowledge and experience to support their business.

Critically Ric can provide not just overview but real positive recommendations for start ups and early stage businesses whether they are seeking more funding, where his own network may help, managing growth or considering next steps

Qualifications

  •  BA Hons in Archaeology and Ancient History at Bristol University

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business strategies and plans
  • Financial management and corporate finance
  • Product development
  • Fund raising and corporate finance
  • Non exec advisory including chairing businesses
  • Team development and change management
  • Merger & acquisition
  • Sector experience: Music, technology, leisure, property, events and hospitality
  • Brand development
  • Marketing
  • Interim management

Experience

  • Established independent record label, studio and management company
  • Headed up property and sub £50m t/o businesses division for global conglomerate with £1/2 billion portfolio making it a core business within 3 years
  • Secured multi million residential, commercial and leisure planning consents including new township, holiday village and motorway service areas
  • Lead turn around of listed Anglo Chinese company, securing major JVs in China and UK. M & A programme prior taking out investors at premium
  • Oversaw professional rugby business securing promotion within 2 years
  • Founded a health & fitness chain for investors acquiring 2 smaller groups
  • Delivered major charity events with international artists including Sting, Lionel Richie, Wyclef Jean and Bono raising £1.75 million.
  • Founded a live promotion business, running multiple events across UK with over 1,000 acts including Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons and the Vaccines
  • Turned round loss making nightclub through staff efficiencies, waste reduction and improved margins
  • Sabbatical year with hospice charity
  • Founded new record and artist management company proving disruptive business model
  • Founded new technology business to roll out this model, winning 2 Innovate UK grants