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Richard Christie


Richard started his career at Leyland Trucks in 1980 (as an engineering apprentice) progressing through the ranks while always displaying a combination of technical excellence and leadership skills. Richard’s own business journey began in 1990 with the establishment of a unique venture focused on the installation of advanced industrial spray facilities. This endeavour showcased his keen technical prowess and a distinct ability to identify and fill a gap in the market.

Transitioning from engineering into the commercial business arena, Richard joined forces with Tony Pickup in 1996 where they started their first business together which became the biggest provider of insurance backed guarantees in the UK (Quality Mark Protection Ltd) with a turnover (circa) of £20m and a £3m net profit in 2023 with a team of circa 10 employees. Over the years, he has co-founded and nurtured numerous unique businesses, establishing himself as a trusted, experienced and successful entrepreneur.

At the heart of Richard's success lies his ability to specialize in the day-to-day high-level operations of businesses. Ensuring practical functionality and continuous growth in competitive environments is his hallmark.

In addition to his operational expertise, Richard is known for his uncompromising values. Upholding principles of honesty, integrity, excellence, commitment, and enthusiasm, he stands as a beacon of reliability and dedication in the Jarion business world.

Richard Christie
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