Richard Charles | The Team

Richard Charles
Business Writing Consultant


Richard Charles has been a language instructor, teacher-trainer and business English consultant in Hong Kong for the past 25 years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Hong Kong University. He completed his Royal Society of Arts/University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching English with the British Council.

He is a TESOL approved examiner for the University of Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC), the International Certificate in Financial English (ICFE) and the Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) examinations.

Richard works with Connect Communication clients requiring support, coaching and training in workplace communication and business English. He assesses staff needs and develops interactive, target-focused courses for specific purposes.

Richard's previous clients in business communication skills courses include: Amway China Limited in Beijing, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Government (the Architectural Services Department, the Census and Statistics Department, the Lands Department, the Labour Department, the Housing Department, the Transport Department, the Culture and Leisure Services Department and the Treasury, the Independent Commission Against Crime and the Hong Kong Police Force), IBM, Marks and Spencer, Maersk, and Standard Chartered Bank.

Richard arrived in Hong Kong in 1988 and initially worked as a secondary school teacher and as a television presenter for four years with TVB.

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