Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Richard McMunn – Author and Entreprenuer

Richard McMunn left Balshaw's Church of England High School and briefly studied at Runshaw College before taking up a career in Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, serving on HMS Invincible. At the age of 21 he left the Royal Navy and started a career in the Fire Service. Quickly rising through the ranks, he became one of the youngest Station Commanders in the Fire Service at the age of just 29.

After 17 years in the Fire Service Richard left to start a publishing company called How2Become Ltd. He started this business from his cellar and within 18 months of start up Richard’s business was voted by the HSBC bank as one of the top 10 best new businesses in the UK. Richard has authored over 150 books and information products, many of which are best-sellers on Amazon and in major retailers such as Waterstones.

In addition, Richard has gone on to form various other businesses and ventures, as listed below.

Managing Director – BookPublishingAcademy.co.uk
July 2013 – Present (8 months) Kings Hill, Kent
Helping aspiring writers and self-publishers to get their written work published and on sale through Amazon, Waterstone’s and all UK-based book-selling outlets/retailers.

Owner – How2Become
April 2005 – Present (8 years 11 months)
CEO and Founder

Founder & CEO – JobsinLancashire.com
Public Company; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
January 2013 – Present (1 year 2 months) Lancashire
Online recruitment and jobs website for the North West of England.

Owner – RichardMcMunn.com
January 2012 – Present (2 years 2 months) Kings Hill

Owner  – CareerVidz.com
October 2011 – Present (2 years 5 months) Kings Hill, Kent
Founder and owner of CareerVidz.com – a free careers development website for UK job-seekers.