Joining his father at KALMARs in 1977, Richard worked in both industrial and office agency, which he has continued to practice ever since, with a particular emphasis on development work. Other activities have included; Chairing the local Chamber of Commerce; organising SLICA (South London Industrial and Commercial Agents); he has been a director of Southwark Environment Agency; active in local school's Parent Teacher Assoc.; Vice Chairman of Friends of the Parks; a founder of the education and business alliance; and a long term member of the Industrial Agents Society, and office agents society. Richard is a Freeman of the City of London and honorary member of the Chartered Surveyors Livery Company. Richard has three grown children, his second son being in the business. His interests include gardening, cooking, wine, speaking French, reading, music, mycology, windsurfing, canoeing and cycling.