Rich moved to Penrith after graduating as a vet in 1995 from Bristol University and has called Cumbria home ever since. He began his career as a farm vet with Rowcliffe House Vets in Crown Square and went on to found his own local business, Evidence Group. Evidence grew to an eventual acquisition by Map of Ag, a global agri-tech business of which Rich is now CEO, splitting his time between the Oxford and Penrith offices. Rich completed an MBA with London Business School in 2017 and beyond his interest in technology and business is passionate about animal welfare and provenance of the world’s food and produce.
Penrith Building Society helped Rich, Nicky and their five children develop their first home on Arthur Street, Penrith and more recently supported their renovation of an old farmhouse near Rosgill where they now live. Rich loves spending time with his family and is also a keen fell runner.