Richard has spent most of his career in the Building Sector and Engineering Services in senior and executive positions for blue chip companies. He has also run his own consultancy company and advised several leading American clients opening up operations in the UK. He is well qualified and also has a degree in economics.
He moved to the Cotswolds nearly 10 years ago when he fell in love with the region and, as a result, he and his wife Susan decided to buy and operate a guest house in Broadway.
He says - "it is a wonderful lifestyle change" and he loves in particularly being an Ambassador for the Cotswolds with the International Clientele' that he and his wife regularly entertain.
Richard decided to start the website Cotswolds.Info two years ago to market the Cotswold brand as a whole unified region and not split by vested County interests. He says "the Internet is a fantastic medium in which you can achieve a world wide audience and make a big difference!".
The site www.cotswolds.info has now grown to achieving 4000 unique visitors per day and over 3,750,000 hits per month. Telephone enquiries for Cotswolds information, at all times of day and night, have grown to 30+ per day.
The website has now become so popular that Cotswold businesses now regularly ring him up wanting to be represented on the site. The frequent testimonials from businesses who are advertising bear witness in the amount of extra customers they have obtained.
Due to the business expanding so rapidly Richard has decided to bring in help with the Marketing and he is pleased to announce that John Rayson, a previous high flyer in the retail world, has now joined the company.