Richard Crump, Deputy Editor, Financial Director

Richard joined Financial Director in August 2010 from Reactions, a reinsurance magazine.

You can read his reflections on the undulations of the economy and business world at our blog, Extraordinary Items.

Articles by Richard Crump


In Conversation With...Frontera

Sue Nind, a UK practice director at Frontera, explains how companies can use technology to improve growth and innovation | 19 Dec 2014


FTSE 350 profits to take £1.8bn pensions hits in 2015

The profits of FTSE 350 companies in 2015 could be at least £1.8bn lower than in 2014 due to pension costs, consultants Mercer finds | 19 Dec 2014

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Saga sets joining date for new CFO Hill

Saga’s incoming chief financial officer Jonathan Hill will be joining the firm in April, the over-50s insurance specialist has revealed. | 17 Dec 2014

GSK finance boss elected Hundred Group chairman

GlaxoSmithKline CFO Simon Dingemans elected chairman of 100 Group | 17 Dec 2014

Slow and steady wins the IFRS 9 race

With a complex transition period ahead and the deadline for mandatory compliance set for 1 January 2018, financial services firms need to start thinking about the new standard now | 16 Dec 2014

Year ahead Q&A: Jens Madrian, CFO, RWE npower

In the sixth of a series of FD interviews, Jens Madrian, CFO, RWE npower, discusses the challenges his finance function will face in 2015 | 16 Dec 2014

ICAP names interim CFO as Torrens leaves for TalkTalk

ICAP divisional CFO David Ireland acts as interim group FD following departure of group FD Iain Torrens to TalkTalk | 16 Dec 2014

Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne’s FD arrested in fraud probe

The FD of Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne arrested on suspicion of defrauding the TV personality's spa and health centre business | 15 Dec 2014

Year ahead Q&A: Craig Wildman, CFO, Albion

In the fifth in a series of CFO interviews, Albion CFO Craig Wildman outlines 2015 for him, the finance function, and the business | 11 Dec 2014

Business Finance Awards 2015: The shortlist

The shortlist of finalists for the new Business Finance Awards 2015 has been announced | 11 Dec 2014

Small businesses pushed to ‘breaking point” by supply chain bullying

One in five businesses suffering from supply chain bullying, the Federation of Small Businesses finds | 11 Dec 2014

Mothercare recruits new CFO from Rexam

Baby clothing retailer recruits Rexam group finance director Richard Smothers to replace incumbent Matt Smith | 09 Dec 2014

MSBs outperforming smaller and larger companies

Research from Grant Thornton finds higher annual growth in capital investment, gross profits, and salary during 2014 for mid-sized businesses | 09 Dec 2014

Analytics key to corporate agility, Accenture finds

Data from Accenture reveals companies are increasingly using and investing in data and analytics to make better decisions | 09 Dec 2014

Renewable Energy appoints Alex Bush as FD

Alex Bush joins Renewable Energy board as FD with immediate effect | 02 Dec 2014

Directors suspected of wrongdoing in 30% of insolvencies

Company bosses in a third of insolvency cases are referred to the Insolvency Service's Disqualification Unit for unfit conduct, research finds | 01 Dec 2014

Year ahead Q&A: Paul Venables, CFO, Hays

In the third of a series of CFO interviews, Paul Venables, CFO of Hays, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015 | 01 Dec 2014

John Lewis names Loraine Woodhouse as acting CFO

John Lewis Partnerships promotes Loraine Woodhouse to acting CFO, as Helen Weir prepares to join M&S | 01 Dec 2014

Year ahead Q&A: Mike Brierley, CFO, Metro Bank

In the second of a series of CFO interviews, Mike Brierley, CFO of Metro Bank, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015 | 27 Nov 2014

One code to rule them all: ICAEW calls for new approach to business behaviour

There needs to be a set of high-level, fundamental principles to promote a good culture of corporate governance | 27 Nov 2014

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