Throughout the various roles Richard has held within 29 years of hospitality experience they include, Operations Manager at Gleneagles, where he was a senior manager responsible for the delivery of the G8 Summit in 2005, General Manager at various hotels throughout the UK for both globally branded hotels and unbranded properties and a director of one of Scotland’s largest event management companies.
He has been recognised nationally at UK level at the Caterer & Hotelkeeper awards and at the Scottish Hotel awards for his management achievements
Currently Managing Director of 7 Hospitality Management (UK), he has supported investors in the brokerage, feasibility, acquisition, completion and management of the multiple hotels. He has provided both public and private sector with hospitality feasibility studies for hotel developments and lectured on tourism and hospitality at Queen Margaret’s University, Edinburgh.
He is the company’s link with financial intuitions, legal representatives, leading the investment due diligence team and offers a UK directorship service.
Graduating from Strathclyde University (UK), Cornell (USA) and Lausanne (Switzerland) with a MBA in Hospitality & Tourism leadership, he also holds a Higher Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell University (USA)
Specialises in: Hotel Operations, hotel commercial improvement, Hospitality Real Estate acquisitions, feasibilities