Some kind words from a few of the people I have worked with:

"Richard is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is incredibly enthusiastic, extremely hard working and continually striving to expand and broaden his skills by always keeping abrest of new technologies and techniques. 
He has a clear understanding of business need and is innovative in his approach to ensure he delivers the most appropriate product with the best interface, and the most efficient back end. He is an extremely strong communicator, to internal colleagues and customers, regardless of seniority, and to technical and non-technical audience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Richard."
- Laura Harris, Senior Consultant, Data & Analysis, Chartered Statistician
"Richard is fantastic to work with. His expertise and 'can-do' attitude make him someone I relish having on a project. Having worked on a number of projects Richard has always exceeded our expectations. He has an eye for detail and ensures that the projects he delivers fully meet if not exceed expectations. One of the projects he produced for us won a sector award! I look forward to working with Richard on future projects" 
- Paul Rolfe. IT Director at Highbury College
"I had the pleasure of working directly with Richard for many years. You won't find a more dedicated individual and capable cross-platform mobile developer. His depth of industry experience and real-world customer facing experience, alongside his ability to grasp and leverage the latest technologies means he'll be a valuable asset to your team!"
- David Peacock, Product Innovation Manager at Portal
'Richard’s enthusiasm, self-motivation and passion for innovation have made him a much liked member of our team and a trusted and respected consultant by our clients. Whilst delivering a quality product, Richard constantly strives to build on his technical skills, maintaining awareness of new technologies in a fast-changing part of the industry but importantly has also developed essential business skills in product due-diligence and the need to get under the skin of requirements and expectations. He will be a great asset to any business looking to engage with its audience using mobile applications with other emerging technology such as The IOT and Location Aware Beacons."
Liz Ratcliffe.  Operations Director at Portal
"Richard has delivered many applications for my customers. They are always 100% satisfied with the results and will not accept anyone other than Richard working on their project."
Karen Pipe. Service Transition Manager at Hutchinson 3G
"I have worked with Richard on several projects for some Enterprise customer accounts at Portal.  Richard represents a rare breed of solutions developers - those who, besides working on their usual "bread and butter" stuff (coding!), can just as easily communicate with project manager/client to team and make it happen - a quality that is hard to find in "techies"! This has made my role that much easier on the projects we worked on.   He is also open to ideas and suggestions, which enabled us to work as a team to deliver on the projects, and going the extra mile to ensure successful delivery on any project.   It's been a pleasure to work with him."
- Roopali Kapadia. Senior Service Delivery Manager at Fujitsu Services