Richard Hughes, Principal – South East
Richard is a commercial Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA) with significant experience working with entrepreneur led SME’s to quoted mid-sized international groups, across a variety of sectors including publishing (print and digital), retail, ecommerce, marketing, media & entertainment, sport and leisure.
His broad experience not only includes working as a CFO but also as CEO and Group MD, allowing him to fully appreciate the range and number of challenges faced by a business everyday through to the delivery of longer term strategic objectives.
During his career to date, Richard has completed over 20 acquisitions and integrations, 2 IPO reversals, prepared and successfully sold several businesses, raised finance (debt and equity), restructured businesses, reduced costs and won new client business.
Richard has a ‘hands on’ and open, approachable management style which enables him to clearly communicate to both financial and non-financially orientated business members and stakeholders. He is a true partner to the CEO, with understanding gained from working closely with many successful entrepreneurs.