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Richard Woods

Richard Woods

Multi-Awardwinning entrepreneur, BBC The Apprentice finalist and bestselling author

Richard Woods is an entrepreneur, speaker and author based in Surrey, England. He has a serious obsession for Entrepreneurship, Design and Digital Marketing.

He runs a large portfolio of businesses including Yomp Marketing, a digital marketing agency; Yomp VAP, a videography, audio, and photography; Top Up Fuels, an oil distribution business; Yomp Consultancy, a property/asset management business.

His latest company to launch is The Digital TrailBlazer which aims to help small service sector businesses rapidly grow using cutting edge marketing techniques.

He is a frequent speaker at large business events, trade shows and seminars.

He was a finalist upon BBC’s The Apprentice, Series 11 (2015) – Where we was the top seller across all tasks, won 8 out of 10 tasks and broke two Apprentice records one for most sales in one day (£4.3 million) and secondly “ The best Advertising Task ever seen on The Apprentice” – Lord Sugar.

He proudly studied ‘Business with Entrepreneurship’ at Southampton Solent University and received a first class hons for his final dissertation ‘Is there a link between Dyslexia and Entrepreneurship’.

Outside of business he has a love of rugby and will also be found on many a weekend half way up mountains hiking / climbing, with his brother and business partner Tim Woods and father Dennis Woods.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Thank you very much for arranging for Richard to speak to our pupils this afternoon. He was outstanding; engaging, carefully focused on our themes for the day, enthusiastic and thought-provoking. He went over and above and offered a workshop style interaction as well as his talk. We are hugely impressed and appreciative. "

– Catherine Drummond, Deputy Head, Caterham School

"Thank you for all your help and support with the Southampton Junior University event today. There was a real buzz in the room after you left. Students and teachers were thrilled with your talk and advice."

– Sophia Basi, Student Recruitment Officer, Southampton Solent University

"Richard said he was the marketing man and he proved he was the marketing man."

– Baroness Karen Brady, CBE

"In business there are talkers and doers, Richard is both."

– Heather O’Reilly, Founder, Jupp Castle

"Heading up a national business network (4Networking), I get to see the real shooting stars of business. I’ve surrounded myself with smart people. It’s the secret to my business success. When it comes to digital, guess who I’ve surrounded myself with."

– Brad Burton, Bestselling Author and Founder of 4Networking​​

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