Business Enterprise Award 2013
Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc
Presented to Richard Taylor, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications by Kelvin Chadwick, Area Sales Director of Aon UK Ltd.
Morrisons is one of the UK’s biggest food retailers, with almost 500 stores. We’re the only British supermarket to have our own food processing sites, abattoirs and even a farm. We employ expert livestock buyers to pick animals straight from the farmer and are unique in making almost a quarter of the food we sell in store ourselves. We’re committed to supporting British farming, that’s why all Morrisons-branded fresh meat and everything on our butchers’ counters is 100% British. Our skilled specialists are on hand to prepare more fresh food in store than any other retailer, with over 6,000 fully trained crafts people including butchers, bakers, fishmongers and cheesemongers. Over 11m customers pass through our doors weekly and 129,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. Our aim is to give our customers more of what matters to them, offering great quality food at low prices.
Richard joined Morrisons in 2008. His role includes setting strategy for Morrisons’ public affairs and corporate responsibility programmes as well as all media relations.
Prior to joining Morrisons, Richard was a Partner at Portland Communications (2004-2008) advising clients including BSkyB, Google and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. He worked for the government for six years: as a Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence (2001-2004) and in the Labour Party Policy Unit (1998-2001).
Richard started his career at the Confederation of British Industry where he advised on environmental and European policy (1993-1998).
He has a Master of Philosophy Degree in Environment and Development from the University of Cambridge.
He is married to Elspeth and has three sons.