Tony Richards is the Executive Chairman of the Millennium Centre and Managing Director of local window/door frame supplier Arcoframe. In the late 1990’s, it was Tony’s vision and leadership that helped to shape the Millennium Centre as it is today.

Current positions:

  • Executive Chairman, The Millennium Centre (St Helens) Ltd – Charity No: 1089878
  • Incorporating:
  • St Helens Gateway
  • Cafe Millais
  • MC Books
  • Second Chance
  • Millennium Academy of Art
  • Patron – St Helens ADHD Support Group
  • Managing Director, Arcoframe Ltd

Previous positions:

  • Founder & Honorary Secretary St Helens & Knowsley Steering Group, Willowbrook Hospice
  • Chief Officer, St Helens & Knowsley Community Health Council
  • Chairman, St Helens District Blind Society
  • Chairman & Founder St Helens Physically Disabled Society
  • Chairman, St Helens Sue Ryder, Birchley Hall
  • Chairman, North West Regional Association of Community Health Councils Chief Officers
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Honorary Secretary The Athenaeum Club, Liverpool
  • Director of Anthony Richards Ltd


  • Kingsmead Preparatory School, Hoylake, Wirral
  • Ruthin School, North Wales

Honours and Awards:

  • MBE for services to the Millennium Centre and to the people of St Helens (2006)
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards)
  • Honorary Freeman of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens (2002)