Richard has started and run a number of different businesses over the years that aim to make a difference to others. Previously he was a Director of a £200 Million subsidiary of AWG plc with almost 3000 staff. After completing an MBA at Cranfield University he decided to start an online sports and leisure community called majorsporty. His ‘facebook for sport’ concept was truly pioneering and was an early social media platform with over 15,000 products in an online store and 5,000 articles, interviews and videos in the community section.
In 2010 Richard after the Winter Olympics Richard co founded the award winning www.inspiredlife.org which is on a mission to inspire young people and communities. So far Inspired Life has engaged over 21,000 young people and received national recognition as a London 2012 Inspire Mark project, as a finalist in the Independent Business Excellence Awards and as finalist for the Trail Blazing New Comer with the RBS SE 100 Index.