About me

My story

I started my first business at the age of 18. With the support of The Prince’s Trust Computersmiths came to life, providing Computer repairs and sales from my bedroom of a shared house in Bournemouth.

Fast forward 22yrs, now based in Reading (Berkshire) and I have started, grown and sold 3 businesses, some more successfully than others. I have worked for a $100m Telecoms Vendor as a Sales Director and now I’m trying to give something back by way of Mentoring and Training.

As well as business mentoring, I also give some time to support a local Charity that provides mentoring support to NEET’s (Not in Education, Employment or Training).

To keep my skills sharp I continue to provide Training and Consulting services to larger businesses specifically in the field of Telecoms and Web Development.

With no formal qualifications I learned early to work hard and listen, two skills that I find as valuable today as I did 24yrs ago when I started my first job.

You will never get to know me in a few short paragraphs and this is why I offer a free (although I recommend providing coffee) 30min session to talk either face to face or via video call.

Feedback & Reviews

” Richard has a fantastic Work ethic that is a credit to the Technology booming industry we are in. His ideology, method of approach and consistent enthusiasm brings out a remarkable and talented individual. I have no doubt that anyone who works with Richard will see what I have seen working on projects together. Great to know a man like him is in the close vicinity of my LinkedIn Network. “

Muhammad Ibrahim

Director at Broadband9

” Richard is a patient guy, who has undertaken to take my vision for my website and bring it to life. He has also been invaluable for a small business owner like me in offering cost effective IT advice and sourcing equipment as required, below the high street cost and “fit for purpose”. I particularly like his non – patronising style with his clients.I think Richard would be of particular value in situations where others may take advantage of the clients goodwill and lack of technical knowledge. I intend to use & would have no hesitation in recommending his services in the future. “

Rodger Seaman

Director at Business Class Coaching

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