MSc Management Studies, Class of 2002
Richard Jeffery is the National Director of GC Business, a division of The Growth Company. He has spearheaded the growth of GC Business's support services, impacting 35,000 UK businesses annually.
In 2011, he established the GC Business Growth Hub, a blueprint for Growth Hubs in England, turning a £500k investment into a £20M per annum business that has aided over 12,000 entrepreneurs globally. Richard has launched national programs, like Creative Scale-Up and Global Scale-Up, and played a pivotal role in the government-backed Peer Networks program. He received the Institute of Directors 2018 ‘Director of the Year Award’ and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Richard chairs the Northern Powerhouse Growth Hub Network, co-chairs the Scale Up Institute's Access to Market Committee, and actively supports the University of Salford's Business School in various areas, including COVID-19 recovery response, employability programs, digital leadership, start-up and SME engagement.