Richard Gourlay management consultant, NED and interim director and advisor to business leader

Supporting Business Growth

How Richard Gourlay supports Businesses and Business Leaders to Grow and Develop.

Our Management Consultancy services provides resources and expertise to enable companies to grow and develop.  




Richard’s consultancy support delivers extra resources quickly to growing companies developing projects, improving processes, and profitability to businesses. 



We support developing new solutions to grow your business, developing business success. By being flexible and agile, we provide the ability to research new markets, new products and services and pilot new ideas to grow and develop your business.

Strategic Planning Workshop programmes enable business leaders to Stop, Think and Plan their next steps in the business.



A Our Strategic Planning Workshop (SPW) provides a complete business review and delivers forward planning, with clarity and purpose.



This process enables directors to determine where to take their business next, how to grow in the right direction, with focus and a clear deliverable plan to succeed.



An SPW enables leaders to work ON their business rather than IN their business. Creating direction and focus to succeed

We work with existing and new leadership teams to develop their skills to lead their people to success.



By developing bespoke leadership development courses enabling leaders to understand how to get more out their people and themselves as leaders. Richard supports leaders lead with vision and purpose.



Richard Gourlay develops leadership teams to enable them to deliver business success. By developing both personal and professional leadership skills, putting leaders in the driving seat of their life, career and business. 

Our director mentoring programmes develop people to achieve their director goals.



We develop and deliver bespoke director programmes, taking existing and new directors through the steps to becoming a successful business director.  


Richard supports directors  develop their strategic leadership and culture creation, which improve business performance, suitable to their precise needs, supporting directors to be able to make success happen.



Neutral and impartial, our mentoring programmes support and challenge leaders to grow and develop a people and as leaders.

Richard Gourlay

Richard Gourlay Enables Business Leaders to Lead with a Clear VISION and a PLAN to SUCCEED Within their MARKET.

Richard Gourlay has over 25 years experience as a management consultant who works with business leaders enabling them to lead their organisations more effectively.

With products and services support business growth including our unique Strategic Planning Workshop (SPW) that enable owners to work ON their business rather than just IN it.


Providing support and advice to leaders enabling them to set their direction, focus with a plan to turn their aspirations into reality Richard enables leaders to focus and succeed within their market.

Richard enables leaders and leadership teams to work ON their business so they can lead their people with direction and focus.


Delivering Solutions


Richard develops solutions around strategic marketing enabling businesses to develop new routes to market, strategic relationship and partnership including Joint Ventures (JV’s) to enable companies to outperform within their markets.


Developing successful sales skills and capabilities is an important element in improving business performance, contact me to learn more.

Richard Gourlay’s aim is to develop business success for business owners.

Management Consultancy

Bespoke management consultant projects specifically designed to enable companies to grow and develop successfully.

Strategic Planning Workshop

Strategic Planning Workshop enables leadership teams to work ON their business rather than IN their business.

Leadership Development Programmes

Developing leaders and leaderships teams ability to lead more effectively.

Leadership Mentoring

Leadership mentoring supports leaders grow and develop their skills through bespoke structured support.


Richard has a massive depth of knowledge and experience coupled with genuine enthusiasm for business that ensures my recommendation. He has a unique ability to be able to cover a lot of content but make it interesting and memorable. A genuinely lovely person with a fantastic attitude which makes working with Richard an absolute pleasure.


His experience and expertise in his own industries are instantly mappable to many others. If you want a rejuvenated leadership strategy for your business to help you find the way forward I would not hesitate to recommend Richard’s services. Invaluable”.

Sam Smith TFS Smith 

Sam Smith 

Sam Smith mentored by Richard Gourlay and provides a testimonial

“Richard provided Kerf Design with sales and marketing training.

He helped to create a general awareness of the sort of activities we should be doing and gave us some great ideas that we are currently implementing.


I would totally recommend Richard to any business looking to improve their sales and marketing activities to see real results.”

Euan Lockwood Kerf Design MD


Euan Lockwood



Euan Lockwood mentored by Richard Gourlay and provides a testimonial

“I have had the pleasure of working with Richard Gourlay during the past six months. Richard has transformed the strategic thinking and business focus at a senior level within our sales organisation whilst leading us through the change to working within vertical markets.


Richard is extremely credible and manages to relate his knowledge well to the business in hand and demonstrates how we can gain commercial advantage at all times. I have also found Richard going beyond the SLA at times whilst helping individuals get up to speed with the rest of the group which has been much appreciated.

I wholeheartedly recommend Richard Gourlay as a strategic business partner who more than pays for himself! Should you require further testament please do not hesitate to contact me directly.”

Peter Waycot Office Depot

Peter Waycott

Peter Waycott head of L&D at Office Depot mentored bY Richard Gourlay and provides this testimonial

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Richard Gourlay management consultant NED and interim director and advisor to business leaders