Martyn Richardson

Managing Partner

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I operate along side Annie Richardson my partner and have 30 yrs extensive business experience, much of this spent in a manufacturing sector and this born out of going to art school – that’s another story!

Continuous learning is a wonderful thing and key – I’ve been blessed specifically over the last 12 years to have been on my own personal development, building with Annie international businesses based in Oxford UK, we head up 

Quantum Corporate Coaching Limited, (QCC) a collegiate group of international coaches offering executive & leadership development around the world within multinationals.

Our company teams up with peers that are at least our equal and together as a collegiate group we work with leaders and help organisations improve leadership agility and thinking, individual and team performance. We are associated with a ‘blue-chip’ client base and up and coming companies too both locally and globally across a range of business sectors, where result driven improvements and return on investment is key.

I am very privileged to work with my business and life partner Annie who is becoming a true master of coaching and a very sought after lady around the world. She is a ‘force’ that can unleash powerful potential in many.

My personal focus is on a more creative and strategic role, to drive the longer term vision; I am always in the wings somewhere ensuring most of all that we are in control of the company and not the other way around.

I also invest time in managing the growth of The Quantum Group, a network marketing company and other business interests in property.

Areas of Expertise

  • All leadership and management roles
  • Building Rapport
  • Product Design
  • Commercial awareness – an interest in good business models

Professional/Corporate experience

Quantum Corporate Coaching LimitedBusiness Owner

2001 – Present, Oxford, UK

Strategic and vision planning, account management, and design & production of Management Development Programme work manuals.

The Quantum Group Business Owner

August 2004 – Present, Oxford, UK

Inspiring others to live their dream – simply by living my own. I help people make a success of their lives……. success is a choice for all of us; Just make the move as its easier than you think!

ArchitectYourHome LimitedDirector

2002 – 2005, London & UK Nationwide

Privately owned successful company ‘start up’, involved with large scale initial marketing to the public and the selling of licensing agreements to architects (essentially franchising) for a new design service that bridged the gap between both architect(s) and the homeowner that traditionally had been poor and misunderstood. 
The business went onto 50+ licensees (architects) in London and around the country. Royal Society of British Architects acknowledged this new service changed the face of how homeowners used the service of architects. – Fabulous cashflow business example!

JDS Group Limited – Slimline SystemsManager

1995 – 2002, National & International

Sales, Creative + Project manager for start up business Slimline Systems retail store merchandising system, a business purchased by JDS Group joinery company. Commercially focused product design around tailored extruded aluminum profiles together with finished tubular steel parts, hanging rails etc aimed at retail stores and departmental store groups.

DSE LtdDirector, Marketing and Sales

1989 – 1994, Birmingham, UK

Strategic and vision planning for group plc, reporting, sales & marketing, managing sales team, field sales, senior account directing, project and contract management, procurement, managing design and creative team.

Involved with managing £1m insurance claim following factory fire.

DSE Ltd – Designer/Project Manager

1981 – 1989, Birmingham, UK

Setting up as companies first in-house designer answerable to a 100 plus eager shopfloor, designing quality product for the retail market, including brand design, product and interior design.

After 4-5 yrs moving to management of 50K – 250K project roll-out(s) to tight deadlines (retail) and managing major client accounts, including management of growing design office. International travel and exhibition design.

Training & Education

BA (hons) degree – Interior Design, Birmingham

Shrewsbury Art School – creative foundation!

Professional Affiliations

Member SIAD

  • “Annie is an exceptional coach, mentor and trainer/facilitator. Having attended one of her courses on coaching and mentoring I was fortunate and privileged to be able to join her as co-coach for further training and saw for myself the dedication and attention to detail she puts into her work. Her heightened sense of perception ensures that everything she does meets the needs of those around her. Annie is highly motivating and always shows an innate belief that each of us has the potential to achieve our goals, especially when we think we can't! She is professional and a role model for a "can do" attitude and continues to inspire me in my coaching.”

  • “Annie is the consumate professional. She provides measurable Executive Coaching interventions in a very personable style.”

    MD of Utilities Company
  • “Annie balances a professional approach with a warm and caring attitude, and this is evident in the workshops we have run together. She is fun to work with and focuses on generating great results for her clients.”

    Development Consultant
  • “Annie is an engaging, authentic and warm hearted workshop leader. She is the consummate professional in that she delivers to the brief, exceeds expectations and has boundless energy and enthusiasm that captures the attention and interest of the participants. As an executive coach, Annie truly connects with her clients and brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to the sessions which ensures clients leave feeling that they got great value and are able to achieve exceptional results.”

    HR Director IT Company
  • “I have worked with Annie as a client both professionally in my capacity of Learning and Development Director at Centrica and personally as a professional, personal to me on a coaching programme. Annie is empathetic, professional and a great coach, I would recommend her to any client or company.”

    Learning & Development Director, Centrica
  • “The coaching was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to grow in their professional environment.”

    Director at Open University
  • “The coach was very relaxed and could immediately empathise with any given situation, whilst being able to give constructive help. Annie very quickly grasped where my strengths and weaknesses lay and could gauge challenging situations very well – only an experienced coach can do this.”

    MD Financial Services
  • “Annie’s challenges enforced reflection on my thought processes and therefore my behaviour patterns. A very satisfying experience.”

    Director Open University
  • “Quantum have provided a very professional and friendly service. The requirements we have requested have been very specific and individual to our companies needs, and Quantum have gone out of their way to understand these requirements and organise and develop the training accordingly. Annie Richardson is always very professional and is also well received by all those who attend her courses. Quantum is a delight to work with and I would strongly recommend their services to anyone wishing to develop their company’s development initiatives further.”

    ICRH Group Leader, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
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