After achieving a Degree at Brunel University and a Masters at Sheffield University, Richard began his working life in the health club industry becoming an owner operator of three large health and fitness centres within the M25.
Since 2002, Richard has owned on-line property websites, property brokerage and property development companies. In 2004 he moved into the role as Owner/ Director at high end, super-prime property developer Ypres Rose Developments Limited – bringing with him a thorough understanding of the London and Surrey property sales market and strong operational and financial skills. YRD exchanged and completed on 4 £10m+ luxury house developments in St. George’s Hill, Weybridge, the Wentworth Golf Estate, Surrey and Freshford near Bath. These developments generated a Gross Development Value of over £45 million for the company.
Richard then moved into the luxury furnishing and interior design industry in 2011, developing Accouter Design and Knight Frank Interiors from fledgling companies, to turnovers of over £8m within 4 years. Since 2015, Richard has been Managing Director of MILC Design and a Director at David Phillips Furniture Group with circa turnovers of £55m per annum.