Richard Paling stayed local after gaining his degree and got his first job in Dartmouth Street, Birmingham. Eventually work took him down to West Sussex where he still lives with his wife. As an Operations Engineering Manager, Richard worked for various blue chip companies that ranged from tea processing and packing, batteries, food and toiletries. For the past decade, Richard has worked for multi-disciplinary consulting company, McLellan and Partners, as a Senior Manager responsible for business development and project delivery. The projects have ranged from steel works both in the UK and overseas, power generation and distribution schemes, district heating schemes, due diligence studies and feasibility studies in a variety of sectors. Richard has maintained a strong interest in Health and Safety at work and has acted a CDM Coordinator on UK construction and demolition sites.