Richard co-founded WaND having had the straightforward idea of helping estates and infrastructure companies to work with and better deliver for the public sector.
Sue and Ian built upon this idea, bringing our combined years of public sector experience to help people to understand the challenges we faced as public servants when engaging with industry. Together we expanded the concept, recognising the many talented individuals working for Government bodies whose knowledge can really help private sector companies to provide new buildings, development, facilities and management services.
Richard was a unique character who could not help but leave a positive impression on everyone he met, whether through work, play or simply just having a chat. His outlook helped shape the integrity, professionalism, friendliness and sense of fun in everything we do: these remain WaND's hallmark.
Richard not only lent the 'N' of Nelson to WaND, he gave us ideas, motivation and inspiration. His untimely passing in autumn 2020 was tragic and we will always miss him, yet we know his legacy is assured in WaND.