Richard is the Managing Director and owner of KSL.
Passionate about the industry and its future, Richard was invited to become Ambassador for the National Training Group of the home specialists association, the KBSA. He is the only retailer in the country to be involved in shaping the future of kitchen and bathroom training and design along with CEOs of major companies and university course leaders. Added to this in 2017 Richard was elected National chair of the Kbsa and has been instrumental in growing and updating the trade association in a role he still holds.
Joining his father’s business from the ground up, Richard’s knowledge of the industry began when he would join the fitters on site to experience their work first hand.
Now Managing Director of KSL, Richard is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and is often called upon by the industry press to write articles and act as industry spokesperson.
He is also driven to meet customers’ needs for stylish, elegant but homely products by making sure KSL remain leaders in creativity, quality and design.
“The business and the products we produce are always changing, and I think that it’s this character that makes us so unique. We have a fantastic team who channel their creativity to create the best results for our customers; people who genuinely care about the work they produce.”
Thanks to Richard’s knowledge and experience of the industry, he has been invited to give a talk at the Grand Design Live show, offer one-to-one consultations at the National Homebuilding Show, become a regular National Industry Awards judge and work as a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry consultant.
Having originally trained as a chef, in his spare time Richard shares his love of food and cooking with his family and is a fully qualified football coach.
- Becoming a National Industry Awards Judge 2013-2016
- Becoming a KBSA Board member in 2013
- Regularly writing for trade and retail KBB magazines
- Being invited as an expert to the National Homebuilding Show to offer one-to-one consultations
- Being invited to give a design talk at Grand Designs Live in 2014
- Richard is now a KBB Industry Consultant
Richard's Latest Projects
The owner of a modern property in Long Melford was undergoing a substantial refurbishment of their home which included knocking…
This property was built by an Architect near Bury St Edmunds. Our client was looking for a stylish kitchen with…