Richard is our Company Secretary and Financial Controller. Mr Pearce has over 25 years of senior management experience in both private and public environments. For the past 10 years Mr Pearce served as Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of Xyratex, a public company listed on the Nasdaq. Following the acquisition of Xyratex by Seagate, Mr Pearce has focused on supporting early stage businesses in addition to taking up a Governorship at South Downs College of FE. Mr Pearce is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
With a background in engineering and manufacturing, Robert spent 8 years at Marconi working in various roles through to Projects and Implementation. Robert then moved into Recruitment, initially within a high street agency, before moving into a specialist consultancy-based environment, supporting a number of high profile organisations.
Working across a range of roles from Technical Business Manager through to Managing Director, he has driven a number of key business successes, with his specialism around start-up businesses and business recovery on a regional and national scale. Robert’s most recent success was the set-up, development, and maintenance of a high quality recruitment business, with a team of six and a strong database, this profitable business went on to win both the local (Hampshire) and regional (South East) business awards for the “Start-Up Business Of The Year”.
Robert has a strong commitment to customer service and seeks to promote a culture of transparency and openness. With an emphasis on quality of service he is creating a high achieving environment where his team enjoys coming to work and are motivated to give everything to the cause.
Robert’s specialties include supporting large and bespoke, Blue Chip organisations through to smaller specialist companies in the High Technology, Engineering, IT engineering space and Construction sectors.