Richard Grice

Non-Executive Director, Pera Training

Richard Grice has been the CEO of Pera Training since 2008 and is also a Non-Executive Director of Pera Technology and Pera Consulting, with a degree in Electronics and an MBA, both from Nottingham Trent University.

Richard has over 22 years’ experience in designing, managing and delivering major vocational training projects for regional, national and international government as well as private sector clients, including apprenticeships programmes for Jaguar Land Rover, Next, Dixons Store Group, the Professional Golf Association and William Hill. Prior to joining Pera in 1991, Richard worked for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence.

By partnering with sector skills councils, technology providers and the government, Richard has overseen spectacular growth in the business which has over 160 employees, over £22m of apprenticeship and other learning programmes and is now expanding into international markets. Richard is responsible for capacity-building programmes for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and innovation programmes in the Middle East, Singapore and Malaysia.

Richard is clear on the reasons for this success. “It’s a win/win situation for learners and businesses. We respect the needs of our clients and learners, both individual and corporate, and we expect commitment from them in return.”