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Simon Riley


Who are you?

Ricoh is a Fortune 500 company specialising in technology and services that transform high volume document intensive business processes into more efficient ones. This is achieved through Ricoh’s expertise in Managed Document Services, Production Printing, Office Printing & Solutions and IT Services. By working with Ricoh, businesses can streamline the way they work, become more efficient and more profitable, and share knowledge more effectively within their organisations. Emerging technologies to deliver real business benefits using cost effective business and IT solutions.

How did the business come about?

Ricoh were founded in 1936. They are a Japanese company which were one of the first company to invent the digital photocopier.

How long has your business been in existence?

84 years

How many people do you employ?

3000 (100+ in Warrington)

Why Warrington?

Warrington is a brilliant town. Ricoh saw the potential for this great town and chose to move into a large office in Birchwood Park. It is handy for both major cities and this is another reason why we see a lot of development taking place in the town.
Ricoh are excited to be a part of it.

Tell us one interesting thing about you that people might not know?

When I was playing for Moore Rugby Club I ripped most of my ear off in a freak rugby accident.

What job or achievement makes you most proud?

I personally have worked for Ricoh coming upto 7 years. A couple of highlights for me were implementing a complete managed print solution for Liverpool FC (April 18). I have also recently completed a large AV project in Liverpool City Centre.

Who are the people most important in life to you?

My family are the most important people in my life. My wife is a teacher who works extremely hard and I have a 2 year old little girl called Darcey.

What is your ‘get through lockdown tip’?

Keep in touch with your clients. Share tips you may receive and always try and be positive.

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