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Richard Gerard

Richard Gerard

Consultant and Shareholder

Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in their London office and then moved to Courtaulds Plc (manufacturing) as a Finance Consultant working across their worldwide operations. Richard subsequently work at B&Q as Head of Finance at their UK-wide central Logistics operation in the North-West and also as Finance Director with ITV Plc responsible for driving performance and results at various production company subsidiaries and joint-ventures.  Richard now works for his own consultancy company and holds positions as Part time Finance Director for a number of SME-sized businesses, some VC-backed and some 100% owner-managed as well as offering ad-hoc project support to new start-ups and growing businesses.

Richard’s main areas of expertise are in working with MDOs (managing director / owners) to improve their operational and financial performance, to handle commercial negotiations, take control of raising finance and also mitigate tax. Richard is passionate about helping MDOs achieve their goals and also has considerable experience in handling business sale and acquisitions. Richard’s challenge and objective in working with randdtax is to provide maximum value for Clients in assisting with the funding of their R&D activities.