Richard Coombes

Contact Details

Phone: 07958 369 632

Skype: rccoombes

LinkedIn: Profile

Expertise and Speciality


  • Business Analysis,
  • Process Improvement and LEAN methodologies,
  • Radical re-design,
  • Zero based budgeting,
  • Activity Based Costing.

Service Areas:

  • Public Sector,
  • Finance, Planning, Regulatory Services,
  • Commercial Sector,
  • Finance and Budgeting,
  • Sales & Operational Planning,
  • Manufacturing,
  • Sales and Marketing.

Things I Have Written and Said

Book Review: Simply Brilliant. A book that helps you get things done.

Book Review: The Goal. Timeless classic demonstrating how optimum results can be obtained from manufacturing systems but with lessons for anybody in business.

Book Review: The Win-Win Negotiator. A simple message for helping people to get the most from their business contacts and relationships, which, as with all simple lessons, is difficult to accomplish.

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Richard Coombes


Richard is one of the founding Directors of Ltd, having established the business in 1999. He has worked with commercial and public sector clients in that time, leading on the development of our Rough-cut Activity Based Costing work and our involvement in the National Process Improvement Project sponsored by DCLG.

Prior to working for ValueAdding Richard worked for a number of well-known manufacturing businesses selling products as diverse as glassware, varnish, baby wipes and video tape. He has also worked as an Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University Business School.


About Richard


Richard lives in Sheffield with his wife Ann. Originally from Birmingham he lived and worked in Swansea before returning to the city where he was at University. He is a keen follower of Rugby Union and Cricket and in football has been known to shout for "The Blues", albeit from afar; his current sporting achievements are limited to the squash court.

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