Richard joined the SMF in August 2019 as senior researcher. Before joining he was a Senior Policy Advisor at FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) with responsibility for a diverse range of small business policy issues including the small business regulatory environment, data and cyber security, crime and civil justice. Prior to FSB, Richard was a Policy Officer at the Law Society of England and Wales. He has also held policy and research roles at Which? and the Small Business Research Centre (SBRC) at Kingston University.
Richard has an LLM in law from the University of London and an MA in Global Political Economy from the University of Hull.