Richard comes from a Kent farming family based in the Cranbrook area. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers in 1984 having gained professional experience working with Michael Bax in Sevenoaks for Messrs Cobbs. Richard is a founding Partner of BTF with Mike Bax and Tom French.
Richard heads up the rural agency side of the business and specialises particularly in the sale and acquisition of farmland and estates. Under his direction, the agency practice now covers the whole of Kent and Sussex and, on occasions, other parts of England. Richard is also an RICS Registered Valuer & an AMC Local Agent.
Richard is The Vice Chairman of Marden Cricket Club, and plays a significant role in the organisation and running of The Weald of Kent Ploughing Match sitting on the committee. He also sits on the Kent Game and Wildlife Conservatory Trust Committee and helps to raise funds throughout the year.