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 moved to the Cotswolds 13 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 for
He says - "it was a wonderful lifestyle change" and he loved, in particularly,
being an Ambassador for the Cotswolds with the International Clientele' that he and his
wife regularly entertained.
Richard decided to start the website Cotswolds.Info five
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 6500+ unique visitors per day and over 10,800,000 hits per month. Telephone enquiries for Cotswolds information have grown to 30+ per day.
The website has now become so popular that Cotswold businesses regularly
ring him requesting assistance regarding marketing their business on the Internet and
how to be best represented on the site. The frequent testimonials from
businesses who are already advertising bear witness to how well the web site is working
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.
Richard and his best friend Jake