Richard Ainscough is the CEO of Network Space, a commercial property development, investment and management company based in Merseyside.
Network Space was originally founded by Ainscough’s father in 1982. It has since created or modernised over ten million square feet of industrial and other employment space in over 150 locations. Ainscough joined the firm’s accounts team in 2009 with a mandate to shore up its cost base following the financial crisis of the late 2000s. By the time Ainscough assumed responsbility for the investment and management operation in 2012, the business was generating sufficient free cash to begin investing in a recovering market.
In July 2020, Ainscough appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing leadership and the impact it has had on his career to date.