Julian Richer is the founder and managing director of Richer Sounds PLC, the U.K.’s biggest hi-fi and home cinema equipment retailer. In May 2019 Julian announced that he was transferring 60% of the company into an employee owned trust.
He’s written several books the most well-known being The Richer Way, published in 1995 and now in its sixth edition, and his latest book The Ethical Capitalist was launched in 2018 to promote responsible capitalism which has received favourable reviews.
Richer Sounds gives 15% of its profits to charity though it’s charity foundation supporting several hundred organizations each year. In addition Julian has founded six himself which he oversees; Acts 435 to help those in need, ASB Help to help victims of anti-social behaviour, Richer Unsigned to help musicians and Tax Watch UK to investigate and expose aggressive tax avoidance, Zero Hours Justice hoping to ban zero hours contracts and the Good Business Charter to encourage good business behaviour.