Your dedicated HR and Talent Acquisition expert


Cathy Richardson FIRP DiCathy RichardsonpRP is a HR Consultant, Talent Acquisition Specialist and sales performance coach.

I have 28 years of experience working with sales teams in the engineering, manufacturing and distribution sectors. During this time, she was instrumental in employing 2,000+ people in a very broad range of jobs.

Many of these superstars I placed became promoted, becoming leaders and managers, and continually adding value to their employers.

My no-nonsense method of resourcing, recruiting and retaining superior employees has helped a large number of businesses overcome their staffing and people problems.

These methods are encapsulated in the R³ Hiring System, to help even more companies find their superstar employees now.

I also offers HR consultancy services, with a specialism in recruitment, redundancy and change management within sales driven organisations.

I work with sales teams to ensure optimum performance using cognitive behavioural coaching techniques to deal with communication issues, confidence challenges and under-performance.

Call me now for an informal discussion on 07540 306 808


My credentials

  • Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Professionals
  • In 2011, Cathy was nominated for the IRP Eileen Simpson Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Recruitment Industry.
  • Registered Recruiter: Reference number 142064 in the REC’s Register of Recruiters
  • Regional Director South East for the IRP
  • Current holder of Diploma in Recruitment Practice
  • Up to date legislative knowledge
  • Cognitive Behavioural Coach for Performance
  • Thomas International qualified psychometric assessor
  • Blogger, Public speaker and Trainer
  • Social media specialist
  • In 2013, Cathy wrote the Networking module on the Institute of Recruiters’ CPD program (IoR)
  • In 2014, Cathy worked with the REC to write 2 modules on their new IRP Apprenticeship syllabus: Understanding the legal, regulatory and ethical requirements when recruiting, and Understanding the preparation for recruitment processes
  • In 2015, CR Associates as represented by Cathy was the only independent company on the employer panel designing the new Trailblazer apprenticeship program for the IRP (Institute of Recruitment Professionals)