Richard Woods, is an award winning entrepreneur, BBC’s The Apprentice finalist, keynote speaker, radio presenter & bestselling author.
He was a finalist upon BBC’s The Apprentice, Series 11 (2015) – Where he was the top seller across all tasks during the competition. He won 8 out of 10 tasks (second on the all-time list) 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 now runs a large portfolio of businesses including:
– A Digital Marketing Agency – Yomp Marketing
– A Digital Asset Company – Yomp Consultancy
– A Videography, Audio and Photography Company – Yomp VAP
– A Property / Asset Management Business – Woods Capital
His latest venture is The Digital TrailBlazer, which aims to help small service sector businesses rapidly grow using cutting edge marketing techniques.
The accompanying book which Richard wrote – Digital TrailBlazer when straight to #1 Best Seller on Amazon and continues to sell globally.
Richard also hosts a weekly radio show on Brooklands Radio and also makes regular appearances on Eagle Radio, BBC Surrey, BBC Asian Network, Marlow FM and BBC Radio 1.
He is a frequent speaker at large business events, trade shows and seminars
He has won Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 (Haines Watts – Regional Winner), Key Person of Influence Award 2015 (Dent Global Annual Awards), involved in Marketing Campaign of the Year 2015 (Inspire Business Awards).
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.