Adrian Richards Partner London +44 (0)20 7728 2001

I'm an Advisory Partner in London and have 27 years of experience in advising management teams and wider stakeholder groups in change management, performance improvement and operational and financial restructuring.  I have significant experience of complex cross border assignments working extensively throughout Europe as well as the UK.

I work with senior management teams, investors and lenders developing and implementing solutions with a view to preserving and enhancing value. Although versatile across a number of sectors, I lead Grant Thornton's Consumer Industry Group which includes Retail, Food and Beverage and Travel, Tourism and Leisure.      

Recent assignments include:

  • A strategic review and disposal of an upper upscale chain of branded hotels in Europe with  debt level of €800 million
  • The completion of a luxury branded hotel in Europe (winning prestigious industry awards)
  • The turnaround of UK and European based bakery business (branded and own label products) delivering a sustainable £10 million EBITDA business from a loss of £5 million
  • Business review of a multi-site food manufacturing business providing operational and strategic advice 

Using my industry knowledge has resulted in many other successful Advisory assignments involving the project management and delivery of a diverse range of support services to clients.  I adopt a solutions based approach tailored to the specific needs of a business to enhance profitability, cash flow and shareholder value.

I am also a happy season ticket holder at the Etihad Stadium (it has taken over 40 years to qualify as happy)!

  • ACA
  • BSc (Hons), Economics