Richmond is the CEO (“our Chief Excitement Officer“ according to the company website) of a business ’family’ encompassing well over 400 people. He leads a team of motivated, empowered people driving a business plan focused on future growth.

Voted ’Best Company to Work for in the Thames Valley’ in 2013 and 2014 in the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards. The 2014 judges said: “Having won this category last year, the management team immediately set out a plan to become an even better place to work and they have succeeded. Entering Investors in People for the first time, they were awarded silver, which is incredibly rare. There has also been significant investment in the working environment and facilities.

“This is a truly unique company, where the management team really do want the happiness and engagement of their staff to be central to the success of the business.“

Rapidly expanding and building its portfolio of clients, Retail Marketing has earned a host of industry awards over the years ranging from ’Team of the Year’ from the Field Marketing & Brand Experience magazine in 2013 and 2014 to the company’s bespoke reporting tool Pulse winning the 2014 UK Mobile & App Design Awards.

Richmond previously worked with Epson as training development manager (approximately five years) and with Avery Associates on a successful short-term consultancy to improve sales management.

Quote: “Understand the importance of people and have desire ’to inspire others to inspire others’, to make a change in community, society or the world.“

Year of Birth: 1978

Business: Retail Marketing – award-winning Berkshire agency specialising in consumer engagement with brands in order to deliver insights and strategies that help clients increase their sales through retail channels within the IT, electronic and communication markets

Business Location: Wokingham

Turnover and year: £10.8 million, year ending December 2013

Description: Richmond was so passionate about his vision to create a consumer engagement agency which changed the way products are marketed and sold in UK retail, that he quit his job. In December 2004, after developing his dream into a structured business reality, the Retail Marketing Group was registered at Companies House.