AIE blog and case studiesRichard Derwent Cooke - Business Consultant and Mentor

Tel/Fax: Phone: 01483 208505

Richard is a change mentor, coach and expert facilitator. He mentors business leaders and specialises in helping people find creative ways to approach, consider, and resolve problems. He works with teams who need a new focus or want to find new and more effective ways of working together. And also with business leaders, helping them clarify their thinking & planning, bringing objective and creative challenge to their process.

He is an expert facilitator and works with high level teams formulate strategy and redesign their businesses. He brings a very practical perspective to Change, and supports businesses through the inevitable turbulence and makes sure Change happens. One critical difference is his long-term support of the leader, helping them maintain focus, consider various alternatives & balance the often conflicting demands of that role.

His background includes 17 years experience as a professional change agent, 30 years as a chartered accountant and more than 30 years working with Blue-chip, international corporations including SmithKline Beecham, where he worked in the core team which designed and facilitated the biggest corporate merger ever (to that date) and was written up as model of excellence. He is also a qualified NLP practitioner and holistic therapist.

Clients include:

  • Schering Health Care plc
  • SmithKline Beecham plc
  • AstraZeneca
  • Boots the Chemist plc
  • BAT plc
  • Diageo
  • Coats – Viyella
  • Bytes Technology Group
  • Attenda 
  • Baker Tilly  
  • Henley Management College
  • Eurolog 
  • Nokia
  • Manchester Airports Group 
  • National Grid Wireless
  • Portsmouth Aviation