Richard Stroud – MBE Vice-Chairman of the and Interfaith Ambassador

Vice-Chairman of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation
Dedicated Interfaith Ambassador helping educate and unite religious organisations across Yorkshire.

Richard qualified as a chartered textile technologist and worked in the textile manufacturing industry for over 20 years, at senior and Director level. He then spent 25 years as a joint partner in a Management Consultancy Business, working with a diverse range of FTSE 250 and SME clients, before retiring in 2013.

Richard is involved in unpaid voluntary charity work including Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation which supports young people in Yorkshire, which has raised more than £1.3m to date. He has been Vice-Chairman of the Foundation since it was formed in 2010 and was awarded the Order of the League of Mercy, in 2018, for his work.

For over 10 years, Richard has developed and maintained a strong relationship with the charity SupportDogs. This charity based in Sheffield is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children and adults with various challenging medical conditions, including autism. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this. They cost around £20,000 each to train and are life changing to the children and their families.

He is a Trustee of The Bradford Synagogue founded in 1850 and one of the oldest in the UK. and Jewish Heritage Centre which in 2023 celebrates its 150 years anniversary.

Richard was awarded the MBE in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Jubilee Honours for services to the Interfaith Community in West Yorkshire.

Richard’s main passion is his family and loves spending time with his wife Denise, children Azure and James and his four grandchildren. Keen to keep up his steps, Richard can often be seen walking their Papillion Tallulah and is also learning how to play bowls.

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    What I would like to get involved in

    Inspirational talk

    Mentoring / Coaching young people

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