Richard is known as a hands-on, technology entrepreneur with a track record of building and transforming early-stage technology companies such as Ensygnia, Swivel Secure, Mobix, SAVortex, Clearswift and Tumbleweed.
Previously at Mobix he personally led the development of an innovative and patented authenticated telephony solution for the banking and financial services industry. The solution, Authenticall, was sold to Swivel Secure after just 18 months and saw Richard being named Digital Entrepreneur of the Year for Security Innovation in 2010.
As Chief Executive and a founder of Ensygnia, Richard developed and patented a visual alternative to near-field communication (NFC) called Onescan.
Ensygnia’s Onescan technology enables a consumer to go from looking to buying in under 10s from first contact – including new customers!
At the Mobile World Congress 2013 Ensygnia were voted as one of the top three innovations most likely to have the greatest impact on the mobile industry over the next ten years. To view a clip about Ensygnia please click here.
In the second quarter of 2013 Ensygnia secured a $3.3m pre-revenue seed funding, and successfully applied for and received two UK patents. Backers included Wayra (Telefonica’s Accelerator), Rhoddy Swire (of Pantheon Ventures – investing personally), Irongate Capital, Sauncy Capital and Jesus College Cambridge, as well as the founders and management team.
In his spare time Richard he enjoys Ceroc and scuba diving. He is an active campaigner for the rights of vulnerable adults and mental health issues, working with Zacchaeus 2000 Trust and Mental Health Research UK, as well as mentoring Nicholas Fearn a young man with Asperger’s who created GadgetXpert.
Richard also enjoys mucking around with molten glass, composing music, painting and digital art. He has a degree in Theoretical Physics from London University and is a member of the Institute of Directors.
With the current world situation, and not being able to offer our normal transition, we would like to share some resources to support current Year 6 students, who will be moving to Ormiston Denes Academy in the next academic year. There are a number of online sites available, these include: Be Awesome, Go Big has […]
Mrs Buckenham has created this cookbook for all skill levels. Take a look and make something tasty!
Following on from the successful OAT EAST Dance competition, the full video performance from our students can be seen here: http://bit.ly/OATEASTDance
Students from Ormiston Denes Academy had a fantastic trip to Tonale in Italy again this year for the 2020 ski trip! All students had a fantastic time and demonstrated courage, resilience and determination. Our surroundings were beautiful – breathtaking with glorious weather! As well as skiing, students also participated in: • Bumboarding • Night Ski […]
We had an amazing time when 21 of our brilliant dancers took part in the first OAT East Dance competition! Students were competing against 7 other Ormiston academies, which calculated to just over 100 students. Their 10 minute routine made audience members cry, cheer and have goose bumps! Also, a huge well done to our […]
We are proud to announce that in January we were awarded our platinum award from our work with Suffolk Family Carers and supporting our young carers in school. We work closely with Suffolk Family Carers, and especially those within our academy. We have raised school awareness of young carers through assemblies, form time sessions, social […]
The OAT East Dance Competition is taking place at Ormiston Denes Academy on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7.00pm! This is a competition for students from eight Ormiston academies based in East Anglia, and we are hosting! Family and friends are welcome to this free event, doors will open at 6.45pm.
The Ormiston Denes Academy annual Careers Fair is taking place on Friday 6th March! This gives our students a chance to investigate possible careers and opportunities available to them. Over 45 organisations are attending this fantastic event!
Congratulations to all students involved, for their months of hard work and effort, in preparing and delivering various workshops and events for the Dora Love competition. All of the students were so professional in their presentation in the final, competing against 17 other secondary schools for the prize, and speaking in front of hundreds of […]
A very proud moment for Ormiston Denes Academy when some of our Year 9 students performed Suitcase 1938, at Lowestoft Train Stationn, as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Service. This marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The train station is important as it was one of the places that received hundreds of Jewish refugees […]
The results are now in and we are proud to say that we have won 4 of the 6 categories that we entered, with all of our students being highly commended! Dance – JessicaArt – OliviaFood Technology – AlfiePublic Speaking – Daisy Congratulations to all students from the Lowestoft schools that participated in the awards. […]