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Richard Young

Main Details

Full name Richard Young
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Financial management, business strategy, business technology, regulation, corporate governance, audit, market research, executive remuneration, board-level decision making, organisational structures, HR, training, corporate finance, M&A, investor relations, fleet management, business software, business psychology, private equity, marketing, branding, accounting

Editorial work Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Radio, Video
Last updated 01-06-2017 16:25

Biography

I've been writing about business since 1996, when I joined (the VNU era) BusinessAge magazine as a staff writer. After VNU bailed on the magazine, I spent 18 months - from launch to closure - as business editor on Business Computer World; then I became deputy editor at Financial Director magazine under Andy Sawers.

He was seconded to a web project two years after I joined, leaving me as acting editor for six months. That resulted in me being headhunted by Caspian Publishing in 2000 to launch Real Finance magazine, also a title aimed at FDs. Widely considered to be the brightest, most accessible publication for an audience more used to being treated as rather dull, RF was a true "people's publication", placing an emphasis on best *practial* practice rather than either patronising or intimidating its readers.

While at RF, I also launched the highly successful FDs' Satisfaction Survey which morphed into the FDs' Excellence Awards. I compered the awards in its first two years, as well as scripting the event, administering the judging process and co-ordinating PR activity,

I'm now writing for a variety of business publications, helping companies communicate with clients and the media in language they'll understand and chairing seminars and conferences for the business community. Check out my LinkedIn page for work samples and details of the training course I run, Better Business Writing, which helps company execs and PR people communicate more clearly.