Trusted adviser for privately owned businesses
Richard is a lifelong private client practitioner. He joined BKL from Deloitte’s Cambridge office where he was an audit partner for 17 years.
Land and property ownership is the primary focus of Richard’s client base. Many of his clients are involved in farming, property management and the food processing/trading sectors. Across a wide range of sectors, Richard develops strong relationships with business owners. They appreciate his supportive, proactive style.
Richard is a strong proponent of managing family wealth over the medium to long-term. He offers support with continual planning for transferring roles, wealth and responsibilities between generations, as well as good governance and ensuring the underlying business continues to thrive.
As well as being an auditor, Richard’s tax knowledge is extensive, especially for private companies and individuals. He works closely with BKL colleagues to understand each client’s individual circumstances and deliver solutions to a variety of finance-related issues.
Farmer and agricultural expert
Richard has a degree in Agriculture from Edinburgh University. He qualified as a chartered accountant after three years with agricultural consultancy ADAS.
Richard farms and manages property in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. He is personally involved with partnerships, trusts, LLPs and corporate farming businesses. His wife farms and manages properties near Cambridge. He is Chairman of Finance for The Worshipful Company of Farmers, a City of London Livery Company.
Enjoys rugby, cricket and country sports
Richard and his wife have three children and two dogs. He enjoys watching rugby and cricket (preferably live) and a variety of country pursuits in Cambridgeshire and further afield.