"Richard was an Executive Director and Chairman of Blueheath Holdings plc (‘Blueheath’) immediately prior to the reverse acquisition of Blueheath by the Booker Group in 2007 and became Non-Executive Chairman of the Company upon completion of the merger. Richard was formerly Chief Executive of Whittard of Chelsea plc, a multi site retailer of tea and coffee which was sold in 2006. Previously he was a Director of Hagemeyer (UK) Ltd, a distributor of professional products and services, with a UK turnover approaching £1 billion through 360 outlets. Prior to that he had been Chief Executive of WF Electrical plc, a fully listed electrical distributor, where he created a substantial improvement in shareholder value. Hagemeyer purchased WF Electrical plc in 2000. He was also Non-Executive Chairman of AC Electrical Wholesale Ltd where he led a successful growth strategy resulting in a substantial increase in shareholder value. The business was sold to Wolseley in 2006. He was Executive Chairman of Helphire Group plc from 2009 to 2011. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Anpario plc and Crawshaw Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of DRL Group Ltd." 
Resources and articles
- Booker Group plc Board, organizational web page, accessed June 20, 2012.