OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS
Committed to Your Satisfaction
Sue has over 31 years of recruitment experience, 16 years of Events experience, and a hands-on approach, actively working with all our clients. Sue believes the success of any business lies in the experience, enthusiasm and commitment of its staff and actively encourages new ideas and change. This enables the business to offer solutions to problems where others fail, and ultimately gives peace of mind to our clients. Sue can be contacted 24/7, allowing for greater flexibility with any situation.
Business Development Director
James has a vast knowledge of working within the recruitment industry gained through over 17 years experience in business development, servicing and staff management. James is dedicated to excellence and constantly strives to set new standards within the marketplace. he prides himself on his knowledge, commitment and no-nonsense approach and is always confident that he can match the candidates and clients perfectly. James can be contacted 24 hours a day, ensuring no matter what time our clients need to make a booking, he is always there to help
JANE DAVENPORT - SIMPSON
Director of operations
Jane has over 35 years HR and Recruitment experience and manages the Finance, Administration and HR side of the business as well as overseeing Windsor Racecourse and a variety of other Contracts. Having first-hand experience of recruitment and HR issues as both a client and as a Consultant gives Jane the unique ability to offer support and advice to both colleagues and clients.
Director of Security
Kevin D'Arcy has a wealth of experience and expertise gained from over 17 years working within the Security Industry. Having been responsible for running the security operations of many of the most prestigious sporting events and venues in the UK, his list of high profile clients only confirms his vast knowledge of the field. In addition, his in-depth knowledge of health and safety and risk assessments have seen him sit on a number of safety advisory group that enables him to provide peace of mind to all the events he is involved with. Kevin operates a hands-on approach and is always available to offer advice and support to clients and colleagues.
Director of operations
Vic is a qualified engineer with over 37 years experience. His background has included working for the Bayer Group as a site manager for 7 years. Vic has worked in the Events services business for 14 years and is accomplished at leading from the front line while liaising with clients. As well as being SIA qualified, Vic enjoys strong relationships with all our clients and always ensures the highest service levels are maintained.
Sales and Recruitment Manager
With over 20 years of business’ experience, Laura joined Richards Events in June 2018. She has a background in Business Development, Customer Services and Sales Management, and has worked in the UK & US. She is excellent at building client relationships, always focusing on the needs of the customer and providing a high- quality service, whilst generating additional revenue.
Operations and Compliance Assistant
Following recent maternity leave, Grace has returned to us in a new role which will involve assisting with various general aspects of the Operations of the Company, and with the Security Division including Vetting and Compliance issues, and maintaining up to date records. She will continue using her social media skills, and send out alerts of all our forthcoming Events
Margaret joined the team in early 2018 as a recruitment assistant to our consultants. Working mainly alongside James, Margaret oversees the vetting and referencing. Margaret also phone screens potential candidates before commencing the interview process. She is the main contact for admin and payroll duties in our Swindon office.
Margaret is responsible for maintaining, testing and improving the design of the websites.
Jenni joined us in June 2015 having 42 years experience in accounts and admin and is responsible for workplace pensions. Jenni also supports payroll and vetting and likes to get involved with events when needed at weekends. Having worked in many different types of businesses including engineering and manufacturing for companies such as Wellworthy and Johnson & Johnson Medical, Jenni loves a challenge and problem-solving. Jenni’s hobbies include walking, music belly dancing and spending time with her 3 children and 6 grandchildren.