Richard is the Founding Director of The McHardy Collective Limited – a portfolio of independent creative studios, strategic consultancies and specialist service providers working primarily in brand strategy, content creation, live experience production and workplace culture.
Prior to launching The McHardy Collective in 2012 Richard spent 15 years working in business development for several leading international agencies, including five years at WPP. During that time he connected scores of ambitious, blue-chip brands with independent creative specialists to ensure activations, campaigns, events and projects were always in the best of hands.
In 2017 Richard also co-founded The BD100, in partnership with The Drum, as an annual league table and event recognising the stars of the creative agency business development community across the UK and to shine a light on the profession in general.
Richard is also a co-founder and Advisory Board member of Tanba (The Agency New Business Academy) – an on-demand solution created to empower agencies to grow their revenue, by giving agency leaders and their teams all the training, support, and content they need to attract and win more new clients.