Richard has spent 30 years in a variety of management roles across various industries. Despite being degree qualified in social sciences and professionally qualified in social work and psychology/therapy, he has managed and led both award winning hospitality and holiday businesses and operations on land and at sea, in the UK and abroad. Along the way he worked as a professional entertainer for several years, a radio presenter for various local and national stations, (award winning again!), and even managed a seaside pier and theatre! Must explain his love of the sea and all things ‘water’! He however returned to the health and social care profession 15 years ago and has worked all over the UK for both national care companies and smaller independent providers. Arriving in Stafford in March 2018, (along with his better half, 2 dog and 2 cats!), Richard joined Knights Care in September 2018 as Operations Manager, and is delighted to now be managing Abbey Court.