Building Brands and creating channels around the customer

Richard Hurtley started his retail journey in just his second year of University. He created a brand, starting with just 4 colour ways of socks and a website.

Over several years, and with two significant rounds of investment, Rampant Sporting became a multi-channel retailer, with a small store portfolio, shows business, e-commerce platform and wholesale offering. As a result Richard dealt with retailers including department stores John Lewis and House of Fraser to e-tailers, like ASOS and Amazon.

The simple fact of enterprise is that many think about doing it, but few do it. I am passionate about helping the few that do, have a more successful and fulfilling journey.

I believe both big and small businesses need to be more entrepreneurial and innovative in such a fast moving digital age... and that is why we set up Rich Insight.

Richard has also experienced multi category licensing and international whilst engaged as an observer on the Joules board for over 2 years.

Richard is also a board member for key industry membership organisation, UK Fashion and Textiles (UKFT) and Chairman of UKFT Rise, which is a community to support people recently joining the fashion sector.

Read more about his story here.