Richard Pickard

Equality, purpose and mission are important to me. I want to give back more than I take from life.

20+ years experience personally delivering exceptional recruitment solutions, both on a contingent & retained search basis, to start-up & scale-up tech firms through to FTSE100. Exciting and engaging teams with empathetic leadership, launching new business units for international recruitment organisations.

Having served as a Board Director for 10+ years, I created a business with a clear purpose & mission to represent a broad talent pool of diverse candidates.

Businesses with diversity have a greater balance of voices that enable them to create innovative solutions. Companies need to reflect their customers and the regions they operate in. Also…surely it’s just the right thing to do.

The data is in…diverse companies achieve better commercial results, with most successful companies now viewing equality, diversity & inclusion as essential to their business performance and growth.

Inclusive Search works with the highest quality diverse candidates in the market, and with clients who value, reward, respect & celebrate everyone’s diversity – and who wish to be proactive in recruiting, retaining & developing high-performing diverse talent.

As an advocate for TLA Black Women in Tech, The 30% Club, and a judge of the WeAreTheCity Rising Star awards, I am actively involved in creating leadership dialogue around equity and allyship, and also advising & mentoring candidates.

I am the author of the ‘Exceptional Female Role Models’ interview series – championing the achievements and excellence of inspirational females trailblazing in business. I won the LinkedIn ‘Best Talent Voice, UK’ award for 2021. I was listed in the Top 50 Trailblazers in Gender Equality 2021.