Richard Dawson

Affinity Partner Manager

Richard joined Stephensons in September 2021 as affinity partnerships manager. Working with Nick Grazier and Stephensons' business development managers to identify and deliver new business opportunities aimed at generating revenue and helping to grow the business, Richard will also be responsible for managing and developing new affinity and sector-based sales leads across the business and delivering relationship and account management to key revenue partners.

Having completed a Management Science undergraduate degree at UMIST Manchester and then a CIPD and MSc (HRM) postgraduate degree at Salford University, Richard has worked in the strategic partnerships space for the last 12 years. Initially within the HR and health and safety compliance sector for UK-wide consultancies Citation and Croner before then branching out into the accountancy and energy sectors through lead strategic partnerships roles for KPMG and Inenco.

Specialising in affinity relationships including trade and membership bodies, he has worked with over 300 in the last decade and his approach involves identifying and partnering with credible, reputable, professional partners on a sector basis. Partners developed and managed in Richard’s portfolio include AON, Towergate, Deliveroo, Care England, The National Day Nursery Association, Road Haulage Association and British Veterinary Association to name but a few.

Richard is delighted to be a brand new father to his baby daughter Maya and enjoys watching sports, playing golf, going to the gym, listening to music, walking, travel and making all-natural, handmade soap!