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Owen Richards

Founder & CEO

A little bit of background information:

Originally from Kent, I started my sales career at our Sister Company (Forrest Marketing Group) in Sydney, Australia, when I went travelling for 12 months in 2007-2008. I started as a Telesales Executive and, having planned to be in Australia for a year, I was sponsored by the company and stayed for 8 years, during which time I became Head of Sales and Operations.

In 2015, my Wife, Amy, and I moved back to the UK to start a family. In early 2016, I Co-Founded Air Marketing Group with my business partner and the Managing Director of Forrest Marketing Group, Richard Forrest. Seven years on, Air now has 100+ employees, is parent company to a sales recruitment company (Seed Talent) and is working with companies that are leaders in their respective industries.

A little bit about your current role:

My role at Air is to strategically drive the company forward and work closely with our leadership team, ensuring that we’re delivering value for our clients and employees alike. I am passionate about providing a great place to work and creating careers, so I put a lot of energy and focus into developing individuals within our team. My relentless positivity and ambitious nature keep us all focused on the goals of our organisation and I am known for my big ideas and ‘let’s make it happen’ attitude.