Richard Jackson MBE

Richard started his career in the family textile business Centaur Clothes and during that period he bought a small car dealership selling 80 new and used cars. When he sold Nidd Vale Motors, the company was selling 5000 vehicles pa with an annual turnover of £70m. At the time of the sale he de-merged 3 Mercedes dealerships which subsequently achieved sales of £30m before it was sold. Over the last few years Richard has devoted huge efforts to charitable causes and was Chairman of the Yorkshire branch of the Prince’s Trust for several years as well as managing a portfolio of properties and private company investments.