Richard has spent most of his adult and working life in and around Ipswich. He and his wife have raised and schooled 3 children in the area and Richard is passionate about spreading the word about the quality of family life that is on offer.
Richard has built and had hands-on running of, a group of companies in the area, diversifying his business interests through marketing, transportation, catering & property.
In 2016, Richard and a handful of fellow Waterfront residents, inaugurated the Ipswich Waterfront Residents Association. The Association was founded, somewhat out of frustration, on the basis that a proactive Residents Association didn’t already exist, in such a high profile area of the Town. Richard and his fellow associates were also struck by how little communication existed between the residents, the business owners and the local authorities.
To improve this lack of communication, the Residents Association decided to launch Waterfront Life, in print format – a high quality, magazine and online.
DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
Growing up in Suffolk, Carly studied at Felixstowe Sixth Form and later relocated to the North of England to attend University. It was here, she discovered her passion for graphic design and marketing.
Carly followed her heart home to Suffolk, and spent most of the next 10 years doing the side business ‘hustle’, working as a designer in her free-time, helping small companies to create their brand and launch their businesses. All the while climbing the corporate ladder as a marketing executive for a leading global organisation.
After years of dreaming about it, in 2015, Carly started her own creative business. Since that day she has worked with multiple small business owners, inspired hundreds of aspiring bosses online and is currently writing a book about starting a business for creatives.
Carly, is a huge advocate for community led projects, and her company is all about championing business owners to thrive in their local area. When asked about Waterfront Life, she jumped at the chance to be involved and is loving getting to know more about the residents and the area she lives in.