Richard Naish

Richard Naish

Richard specialises in helping organisations provide professional qualification training using best in class learning methods. Creates award-winning learning solutions that deliver real ROI. Proven track record in delivering high-quality, innovative and cutting-edge programmes whilst substantially reducing costs for blue chip clients. Previously head of training and development for organisations in UK and Asia-Pacific. Business Psychologist and qualified Chartered Accountant with PWC.

Richard designs bespoke professional development curriculums and programmes for global organisations across all sectors. Clients include: The Department of Health, QinetiQ, HMRC, Rolls-Royce, The Home Office and John Lewis. Delivering long-term projects of varying complexity for departments of 50 to 5,000 employees with diverse training needs.

Expertise areas:

  • Consulting with stakeholders at all levels to fully understand existing training programmes & identify knowledge gaps
  • Performing complete learning needs analysis, reporting to senior management with findings & recommendations
  • Designing a curriculum using innovative & flexible solutions to encourage buy-in and secure uptake
  • Partnering with external training organisations to provide improved training & accreditation for staff
  • Running pilot schemes, adapting original plans following initial trials before company-wide implementation
  • Providing regular updates for management with a full evaluation at the end of each contract to review all KPIs


  • Brandon Hall Award for Best Blended Learning Solution (2014) for an NHS leadership project
  • Boosted graduate recruitment for KPMG (USA) by creating innovative game simulation training
  • Commended for creating lasting business relationships between clients and external training providers
  • Reduced training costs by £0.75m p/a by producing video-based learning for NHS change management
  • Successfully introduced 360-degree feedback programmes into several culturally challenging organisations
  • Saved the NHS more than £2m p/a by implementing a new curriculum for doctors, increasing speed to competence

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