Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Culture that Lures Accounting Talent: Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts shares insights on building high-performing teams and fostering employee engagement in this inspiring episode.

Through expert interviews and high-level panels, Talent in Accounting explores talent, culture, recruitment, leadership, mental well-being, and more with expert interviews and high-level discussions.

Culture that Lures Accounting Talent: Richard Roberts is a seasoned professional specialising in employee engagement and cultivating positive workplace cultures. Drawing from his extensive 35-year career in HR, Richard takes us on a journey into the intricacies of building high-performing teams and fostering an environment where employees feel motivated and engaged. He emphasises the significance of trust, shared purpose, and a sense of belonging as the fundamental pillars that underpin a successful and thriving organisational culture.

Richard shares valuable insights and practical strategies, reflecting on his experiences at Virgin and a renewable energy startup, where he witnessed firsthand the transformative power of a well-crafted culture. As we explore the challenges presented by hybrid working and the changing dynamics of the modern workplace, Richard’s expertise shines through, leaving us with a profound understanding of how to create workplaces that inspire and drive individual and business success.

Guest Bio

Richard Roberts, also known as Rich Roberts, is a highly experienced employee engagement and culture specialist passionate about creating highly motivated and productive teams within start-ups and larger organisations. Previously, he was the People Director at Pure Planet, a sustainable energy provider. Richard is currently engaged in a part-time Interim HRD role for Community Fibre and undertakes freelance assignments under his own brand, enRich. He is a sought-after speaker at UK and international conferences, where he shares his insights on employee engagement and culture, drawing from his diverse experiences at companies like Virgin Mobile and Pure Planet. Richard’s expertise has earned him recognition as a Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Influencer and a finalist in the HR Excellence Awards 2021 for HR Director of the Year. His commitment to fostering positive work environments and nurturing successful teams has made him a respected HR and organisational development figure.

Your Host

Host Rob Brown is a renowned presenter, facilitator, and chair for high-level conferences and events in the accounting and fintech profession worldwide. He’s an expert on trust, reputation, talent, career development, and more.

Author of Build Your Reputation and a TEDx speaker with over 300,000 YouTube views: stroke survivor, a committed Christian, and a black belt in kickboxing. Based in Nottingham, UK, he enjoys chess, backgammon, and orange chocolate but is allergic to grapefruit.

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