Richard Miller

Strategic Services Partner

Richard is our lead Business Strategy Partner, heading up the Dafferns Growth Academy, and our Third Sector Strategy Groups. As well as advising a wide range of SMEs, his client portfolio focuses on charities and professional practices.


Business Strategy and planning
Growth, coaching and development for business and third sector organisations, helping clients reach their potential
Audit, assurance, and accounts
Charities and not for profit expert
Professional practices
Advocate of agile development in change, including Scrum

What are your hobbies and interests?
I’m a paddle boarding surfer living on the South Devon coast in Kingsbridge. I am also passionate about tennis, being involved in a community interest company to develop accessibility for all to the sport.

Fun Fact
Metaphorical Elephant Rider and mover of Cheese!

Claim to fame
Miller Street in Birmingham is named after my family, who manufactured cycle lamps in the city.

Professional qualifications

  • FCA

Accreditations and voluntary appointments

  • Accredited Mindshop Facilitator – AMSF+
  • Professional Scrum Master – PSM1

Business Strategy and Planning

As an accredited Mindshop facilitator, Richard has a keen focus on working with clients to help formulate their strategic direction, acting as mentor and coach. The objective is to Challenge, Enable and Embed; acting as an external mentor to challenge ideas and business models, transferring skills to client companies using Mindshop tools and techniques, and using project teams at clients to fix short term issues and achieve long term goals.


Growth Academy

Richard is Dafferns Strategic Services partner and in 2015 launched The Dafferns Growth Academy which provides innovative cloud and face to face support and coaching to help clients implement change success.


Audit Accounts and Assurance

Richard specialises in advising Charities and Third Sector / not for profit organisations, and professional practices