Richard is the Green Growth Manager at Business Growth Hub, who have helped thousands of businesses across Greater Manchester to grow, develop and reach their full potential. Richard is an experienced environmental, energy and infrastructure manager working with a team of Low Carbon and Resource Efficiency Advisors to provide full-funder support to Greater Manchester businesses looking to improve their environmental performance, become more resource efficient and boost profitability. The team recently won the prestigious ENDS Sustainability Impact of the Year award. Prior to this Richard spent 10 years working as a Associate Director for Grant Thornton LLP in Manchester. He spent five years providing financial advice on PFI and PPP infrastructure schemes helping over 11 schemes worth £100m to reach Financial Close across education, health and housing. He then worked on a variety of Energy and Environmental schemes including the GROW Offshore Wind Regional Growth Fund programme where he acted as Investment Panel Lead, appraising capital and innovation grant proposals of up to £500k.