Richard is the CEO and founder of award-winning Creative Communications Agency, Top Banana. Having been in the industry for over 25 years, Rich has specialised in creative events and communications for nearly his entire career, growing that passion into Top Banana – now in its 21st year of business. The agency specialises in communications that bring business strategy to life. Beginning solely as a creative events agency, Richard has developed the business to now offer innovative internal comms campaigns, experiential events, incentive travel programmes, strategic, insight driven consultancy work and more! Top Banana have worked on every continent in world (bar Antarctica) and their client portfolio consists of some of the biggest brands in the world. That being said, they have always taken the time to invest in growing the UK’s future event professionals, designers, and creators – and Rich now wants to take that a step further by mentoring the industry leaders of tomorrow one on one. Rich’s goal is to share his passion, knowledge, and creativity with the next generation while making some new friends along the way, and his ambition is to help people understand their strengths and support them in achieving their career goals and more.
Richard lives in the Midlands with his family and when he’s not working can be found spending time with his children, travelling, or in the local village pub with his friends, or as they’re locally known, The Cheese Club!