Richard joined Network Space in 2009, becoming Group Managing Director in June 2015 whereupon he oversaw a rebrand, restructure and refocus which resulted in record financial results. In 2018 he completed the outright purchase of the business from his family.

Having graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard joined KPMG audit at which time he also began studying for an MBA at Manchester Business School. Richard went on to co-found his own property investment company, which he then sold before joining Network Space. He has broad experience in financial investments and has held positions in a number of private companies.