Richard studied horticulture at Askham Bryan qualifying at Level 5 and specializing in Micropropagtion and plant science.
Richard has worked in horticulture for over 15 years in a range of sectors including; commercial nursery work, garden maintenance, retail and design. In 2012 Richard became a tutor/course manager at Bishop Burton College teaching a range of subjects at levels 1 to 6. He has been a STEM Ambassador for 10 years promoting the STEM subjects in schools and colleges in partnership with NYBEP.
Richard has owned a number of businesses in a variety of sectors: P.O.S./marketing, new product design and horticulture. He has been awarded a DTI Smart Award and possesses a number patents and registered designs.