Who is Richard Lord?
Richard Lord is described as being innovative and influential, capable and thoughtful, approachable, enthusiastic and supportive. He is a leader who enjoys being driven by a purpose, believing in what he is doing, encouraging others to achieve and to be part of improvements – be it for customers, processes or products.
‘innovative and influential, capable and thoughtful, approachable, enthusiastic and supportive’
Richard is a blogger living in Pontefract, West Yorkshire – a northern market town to the South East of Leeds in England. Previously Richard has lived in Wakefield, Wolverhampton and Liverpool. He is a multi-distance runner, business manager, former rugby league player/coach/manager, charity fundraiser and social commentator.
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Richard Lord enjoys running and being part of the local running community. Richard has completed over 100 races between 2013 and 2018, including FOUR full marathons, 24 half marathons (competing in four different countries), a duathlon and a sprint triathlon. For more details, see my Races page.
Richard is currently looking forward to training for his fifth full marathon which will hopefully be in Autumn 2019.
Richard’s style of running is one where his personality and charisma comes through in his hobby. Richard embodies the belief that running is for all people. He uses the phrase #smilesthroughthemiles and is regularly seen encouraging other runners as well as enjoying his running himself.
Richard Lord MCMI AMBCS is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) and an Associate Member of the British Computer Society (AMBCS).
He has worked in project management and business management for over 15 years in healthcare – 8 years for a national NHS organisation as a Business Support Manager in Leeds and 7 years for a not-for-profit Out of Hours GP co-operative in Wolverhampton.
Richard is a Prince 2 qualified Project Manager as well as having qualifications in Agile and Scrum, ITIL Service Management, Business Analysis, Coaching skills and has trained in how to manage extremely difficult staff in the workplace.
In the past, Richard has also worked in the private sector in several Internal Sales roles and started his working life working for Royal Mail for 7 years.
Outside of work, Richard believes that you don’t need to be on a committee or board to show leadership and guidance. You can lead through having forward thinking ideas and a can-do attitude to development and improvement. Not everyone wants a title or a role. Some just want to help and improve things.
Richard enjoys running his own website and has ran other websites for community groups and small businesses in the past. Since the late 1990’s. Richard has built a number of sites in WordPress, Joomla, Shopify, SquareSpace, Wix as well as previously in Dreamweaver. He builds mostly in WordPress nowadays as it meets all his design and build requirements and he feels it has the best support infrastructure in place for him.
Richard is keen for others to get the very best out of using internet technologies and to show where improvements can be made and hopefully improve the user experience for their customers. He says that getting a fresh pair of eyes to look at a problem really helps.
He has helped out numerous businesses with advice and guidance on their sites, usage of social media, developing digital marketing strategies, and has assisted by providing proofreading advice for several organisations.
Richard believes in community. He believes that we all should contribute for the greater good of others. Richard is proud to live in Pontefract and likes to provide advice and guidance to groups in the area who may want to call upon his expertise – either from a business perspective, digital marketing and social media, modernisation and service improvement, or trying to expand and grow.
If you are interested in Richard helping your community group out, please get in touch via the Contact page.