Richard Blanford, Fordway
Richard Blanford
CEO & Founder

Richard is a visionary technology strategist who has been at the heart of the UK IT industry for the last 3 decades; he has worked with a wide variety of organisations of all sizes helping them define, implement and realise their IT strategies. He has significant experience working with UK public sector and not for profit organisations as well as a strong commercial background from leading and evolving a mid-sized IT consultancy and managed service provider through multiple technology cycles. He is currently leading Fordway’s transition to its fourth core business model, Public Cloud First, helping customers make best use of and realise the benefits from using public cloud whilst ensuring excellent security and managed, predictable costs.