Richard Jones

Managing Director, Pilot Fish

Richard is a vastly experienced Finance Director with over 25 years’ experience in the finance sector predominantly at board level. Richard specialises in helping complex organisations find finance for growth, devise and implement turnaround strategies and achieve stepped increases in scale.

After roles at KPMG and Thomas Cook Richard joined Travelex in 2003 where he headed up corporate finance (acquisitions) and treasury for its global operations managing over £2bn of funds on a daily basis. In 2007 Richard became Finance Director at Anglia Regional Co-operative, a retail and service business with over £400m turnover. He managed the transformation of this loss-making company by successfully selling non-core businesses and refinancing debt to find investment for development and expansion of the food and funeral business.

Richard founded Pilot Fish in 2012, providing commercial finance brokering and business advisory services. The company has grown to a very strong team of 10 with both business and commercial property specialisms.