Richard Singleton, Managing Director of whY-us?


Richards expertise in sales, marketing, personal and business coaching and mentoring, stems from more than 17 years’ experience in the private, public and social enterprise sectors.

Richard gets the best out of people, empowers logical and lateral thinking and supports individuals and teams to develop skills, goals and strategic plans.

He’s negotiated with both major national and international businesses including Tesco, Le’Clerc, Amazon, ASDA, QVC, Makro (+many more) and managed public funded ERDF, NWDA, MAS and Local Council business support programmes.

Richard is also:

  • A registered and approved Growth Coach for GrowthAccelerator, helping ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth by providing tailored, expert advice. (Click for Growth Coach information)
  • CRM and Website Content Strategy specialist and Workshop presenter for the ERDF funded Superfast Lancashire business support programme.
  • Business Mentor on the Boost Lancashire business support programme.
  • Workshop presenter on the Boost Lancashire business support programme.
  • Group Director of SHOUT Network (East Lancashire) business networking group
  • Blogger and Social Media specialist

More about Richard Singleton

“In 2010 it was time to change…”

Richard explains “In 2010, I decided it was time for change and moved into micro and SME business support. I had just completed a 9 months secondment, having been tasked with the management of making over 300 redundancies, closing down a head office and moving over £6m worth of stock through administrators, creditors and impact sale promotions”.

“As a result of my experiences to that point, I realised I had to support business owners, their management teams, employees and business strategies as a whole. These are the SME organisations that offer so much to our local communities, local trade and of course, the ones the governement are relying on to save our economy from it’s state of austerity (2007-2013). I could see businesses need an independent support mechanism to stimulate fresh ideas, provide motivation and share tips and tricks in order to ensure businesses grow and not stagnate, entrenched on monotony”.

RSPresenter“Finding my business Mojo!”…

So I studied and qualifed as a Business Mentor and Coach in Executive Leadership and Management and combining this with 15 years of practical, hands on experience in Sales Marketing and Management, I launched ‘whY-us? Sales Marketing Management Solutions Ltd.’ to help YOU show your customers your whY-us? factor and why they should choose you!

You don’t know what you don’t know, so I will always continue learning for the benefit of my clients and to pass on my expertise. Right now I’m studying a CIM Diploma in Digital Marketing.

If you want to learn more about Sales, Marketing, CRM, Social Media, Website content and Business Management – talk to me. If you need more support in other areas (e.g. financial planning, exit strategies), take a look at whY-us? specialist Clive Thompson and we will incorporate a full support programme for your busienss.



More about whY-us? – “Our Focus is Your Focus”…

whY-us? works with you to develop your Sales, Marketing and Management strategy decisions. We understand where the gaps are and if Richard or Clive feel it’s beneficial to bring in another specialism in a particular area, they will secure a whY-us? approved provider to get involved.

Managing our own Business Network group (SHOUT Blackburn and SHOUT Burnley, part of the SHOUT Network group) and collaborating with strategic providers, whY-us? can be sure to support you with an experienced, qualified and proven team.

“Honesty and Commitment”…

Richard and Clive deliver honesty and commitment. There is always scope to learn, so you can be sure whY-us? use every experience as a tool to develop our own skills, so that you can benefit from tried and tested strategies.

Register now to keep up to date with the latest News, Tips and Tricks from whY-us?, you’ll find it very beneficial to you and your business.

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Richards currently working his next personal project, completing his latest Diploma. You can find out more about Richard and see recommendations of his work on LinkedIn by visiting

Alternatively, give us a call and see how my experience will benefit you and grow your company.

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