Richard Bent Richard is Senior Lecturer in Business and Enterprise at Queen Margaret University, bringing a wide range of business experience and skills to the Trust. Richard was previously involved in the retail and oil industry, working in project management. At QMU Richard has worked in business and product development/strategy across a wide range of SMEs. Richard spent ten years as a member of the Stirling University Governing body overseeing the strategic direction and actions of the University. Richard is passionate about helping smaller businesses survive and develop in the challenging business environment.