Richard qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981 and has held an Insolvency Licence since 1986. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a fellow of R3.
In 1983 Richard was responsible for establishing an insolvency practice for the Birmingham office of a top twenty firm before then joining one of the big 6 firms and fulfilling the same role in their Birmingham practice. Richard established that firm’s Pensions Deficiency Group and was appointed as the Head of the National Group to liaise with the firm’s Pension Group and Corporate Recovery Department.
Richard developed two complimentary market-leading products in the field of employer covenant reviews, both of which are trademarked and still used. The products covered the spectrum of client services for employer covenant reviews and are used by employers, trustees and lenders for tactical and strategic purposes.
In 2006 Richard decided to utilise his extensive knowledge of rescue, recovery & turnaround to found Rendle & Co. Rendle & Co was developed as a niche insolvency practice with the objective of providing specialist restructuring solutions and pensions advice to clients and their businesses.
During the course of his career, he has dealt with clients ranging from large trading entities with 1000+ creditors through to individual clients with just a handful of creditors. Many of these companies have been able to avoid liquidation and continued to trade as a result of Richard guiding them successfully through the corporate recovery process.
Richard prides himself on dealing with clients in a professional and friendly manner, treating each client with respect and helping them achieve the best solution, whatever their situation.