Farm Manager & Owner
Richard is the co-founder of Really Wild Bird Food and is a very busy man! The business has expanded hugely since its humble beginnings back in 1994, but Richard still takes a very hands-on approach when it comes to the growing, harvesting and aftercare of his crops. From planning crop rotations ( which can be hugely complicated due to the number of different bird seed crops he grows) to developing seed mixes, Richard manages and oversees every aspect of our production process from start to finish, allowing us to maintain the superior quality of our products all year ‘round. This also extends to the products we are unable to grow ourselves, such as peanuts and niger seed, which are also carefully selected and monitored by Richard in order to ensure that only the highest quality products make it into our range.
When Richard isn’t working he is a keen clay pigeon shot. He has represented England at International level Olympic Trap ( OT ) discipline- probably the most difficult targets possible! He also loves spending time in the garden, particularly creating wonderful colourful borders and he enjoys walking the farm with his dogs.