36Richard has been programming since the age of eight and maintaining websites for more than fifteen years. He graduated with a first class MEng degree in Electronic Engineering and spent a few years working in environmental organisations and the public sector, where he developed his database design and PHP skills. He was recruited to Castlegate IT in 2006.
As the company has grown, Richard has become one of the core developers, writing complex online PHP/MySQL applications. He’s now one of four directors at Castlegate IT, but still volunteers with environmental organisations – and not just to fix their computers. He chairs York Community Energy – a charity aiming to bring community-owned renewable energy to York, and is also an active musician.