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We are very sad to let our community know that Richard Taylor from the ABP has passed away.

Richard was a true gentleman, truly talented, yet modest warm, humorous and kind. He will be missed by so many.

Richard was a critical part of the Association for Business Psychology from its foundation some 24 years ago. Nobody has attended more ABP conferences and events than Richard, who had a passion for articulating speakers’ key points and sharing them through blogs and newsletters so all the membership could benefit from the pearls of wisdom shared.

As well as his passion for Business Psychology, Richard always asked poignant questions of the many varied speakers over the years. Richard also was a key part of organising events and administering the association. His approach was always to engage with a very human and personal touch, and up until the recent surge in membership, it would be true to say that Richard knew personally every single member and took the time to get to know them.

For many years the conferences were run in Wyboston and no conference was complete without Richard sharing his concert-level pianist skills during the evening festivities. Richard was a multitalented musician and also played the church organ in many cathedrals up and down the country.

Richard combined his passion for the ABP with supporting other associations up and down the country, and also with the running of his family farm in Yorkshire.

If the ABP has a soul, Richard was and still remains right in the heart of it. His legacy lives on in each of us who knew him. He will be so so missed by all of us at the ABP and our sincere condolences go to his family.

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