Richard is the Operations Manager at The Maltings Shopping Centre, occupying 250,000f2 of retail, residential and commercial office space in St Albans City Centre. Richard joined The Maltings in 2022 after having spent 25 years in the hospitality industry progressing through the hierarchy at a 5 Star Mayfair hotel for 10 years and most recently General Manager of St Michaels Manor in St Albans from 2011. Richard has been a member of St Albans District Chamber of Commerce since moving to St Albans and has benefitted enormously from the connections and friendships gained over this period. In 2016 Richard was instrumental in the introduction of St Albans Business Improvement District, generating £2.5m over 5 years to promote and enhance the city centre of St Albans. In his spare time, Richard enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family and the occasional quiz night at his local.