- Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
- Freeman of the City of London
- X-Forces North East Regional Ambassador
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
- Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics & Transport
- Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management
- Member of Teesside University External Advisory Panel
- Volunteer Welfare Officer for RAFA and SSAFA
- Advisory Member to the Charity “Veterans at Ease”
- Member of the Most Worshipful Company of Paviours (City of London Livery Company)
- Managing Director AAA Caring Caretaker Ltd
Richard Tucker, 59, served for 20 years in the RAF, including in the first Gulf War. Originally from Cornwall, when he came out of the RAF settled in Darlington, working for Safeway, but in 2006 set up a property management company, based in Newton Aycliffe.
He now looks after 50 properties of his own and for clients in Darlington, Bishop Auckland and Durham City, where he manages student accommodation.
Out of that grew his Caring Caretaker business which provides handymen for landlords, Commercial Companies along with the Public Sector
Initially, the handymen – many of whom are ex-servicemen – worked on his company’s properties, but now they work for other landlords, including estate agents the NHS, and they operate across the North East of England. Over the years, he has helped at least 70 former servicemen find their feet in “Civvy Street”.
Awarded in the 2017 New Years Honours List the MBE for services to Buisness and the Community
From Operations to Commence – Service Experience enables success.
Initial outline of the History of our Forces in this area and the value they have brought to the local economy.
The changes in our forces structure and in particular Catterick Garrison role as a super Garrison and major resettlement centre
Why Employ or use Ex Forces
Ex Forces setting up their own Businesses why and how can we support them from Big Business to small business.
Benefits to Local business engaging with Service owned businesses, or employing Ex Servicemen and Women.
The Armed Forces Covenant, why sign up and the benefits for a Company.
Close Q & A
Guest Speaker Details
- Speaker: Richard Tucker MBE
- Business: AAA Caring Caretaker Ltd
- Date of Presentation: 4 April 2018