Biography

Welcome my website!

My business background is media; including marketing, branding, contract publishing and print management. At Centurion Press Ltd (CPL) I created the Charity and Housing Association Division trading millions of pounds of sales within a short period providing concept to delivery of marketing strategy and materials for a total of 65 charities including contract publishing 16 high quality magazines. Helping to raise and indeed save millions annually charity fundraising and general sales experience provided me with transferable skills to improve my corporate funding journey.

Within, what I consider an exciting career, I introduced KISS FM to CPL in 1990 whom invested in and sold at a substantial return 18 months later providing critical financial assistance at the time to ensure success . We sold CPL to a major PLC in 2002. I am also deeply honoured to have co-organised the sponsorship of The Late President Nelson Mandela with his visit to the UK shortly after his release in prison in South Africa.

My great uncle William ‘Billy’ Evans, one of 17 brothers and sisters from London was a famous Boxer in the 1920’s who was knocked out in a bout by his Danish opponent and with great sadness didn’t survive. The King of Denmark sent over a Grave Stone for Billy’s Funeral and the procession included thousands, my other uncle guarded Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess whilst he was imprisoned during the WW2 in Scotland and I had the pleasure of Go-Karting with the late HRH Princess Diana. I am very proud of my family roots in London and Yorkshire, both sides of the family were working class people.

My primary focus now is connecting Private Equity investors, in the form of a joint venture, to UK Residential and Commercial Real Estate Developers working with Local Authorities and Housing Associations www.acefunding.org. In 2017, I launched www.lithuaniagb.com which provides access to high quality Lithuanian supply chain, worldwide clients and a skillset to bring several parties together, supported by the Government of Lithuania. We have now expanded our supply chain in to other countries including Latvia, Estonia, Spain and Turkey.

Recently myself and David Hard established www.balmoralglobalcapital.com connecting Private Equity to companies specialising in emerging markets and technology, as well as supporting my various ‘start-up’ investments.  I am available for sales consultancy & NED roles only where I feel I can add significant value monetising my extensive worldwide network,  particularly for companies outside the UK wishing to ‘Fast Track’ their offering to our country.

Please contact me richard@acefunding.org for further information.