On leaving Sidcot School Richard picked up the tools with a leading Architectural practice in Bristol as a draughtsman. This was followed by 13 years building up a successful property orientated business in North Somerset and the surrounding area primarily concentrating on residential new homes and property investment and management with occasional forays into the office, industrial, retail and leisure sectors. During this time Richard met the ‘Mayor’s daughter’ Sarah; they were married in 2002 and are now the very proud parents of two beautiful daughters (Richard says he is not biased!).
Richard was recruited to Summerfield in 2007 to co-ordinate the Land and Planning supply to the business and has relished the role in these very interesting times.
Although now retired from playing rugby Richard is still a keen supporter and cricket fanatic, plays amateur club tennis, occasional golf and is a PADI diver. It is fair to say that Richard will ‘have a go’ at most sports and all to the same appalling standard!