As Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director alongside Rebecca Simkiss, Richard was born, raised and educated in Birmingham and brings valuable and diverse experience from the retail, financial services, publishing, healthcare and recruitment sectors. Proud to have a business ‘anchored’ in the Colmore Business District, when he’s not extolling the SimkissGuy team’s virtues at networking events across the City and wider West Midlands region, Richard leads the Colmore BID’s Community Building working groups’ efforts to make our City an even better place to work in and, is a committed non-executive Board Director of the Colmore Business District – part of an inspirational team of Directors dedicated to driving the strategic direction of the BID! Alongside this, Richard has been a member of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s Brexit Advisory Group which, since 2017, has provided key advise to multiple business sectors across Greater Birmingham. Richard also works closely with the careers team of a local state secondary school to provide invaluable insight into the recruitment market, helping to shape the schools’ support for the next generation of business leaders. Bringing calm, consideration and the occasional ‘Dad’ joke to the team, when not at SimkissGuy or facilitating his son’s extra-curricular activities, he can often be found working on his latest garden project or enjoying a well-deserved treat at his favourite artisan bakery with Mrs Guy and son, Eddy!
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