Richard Thompson


Richard is a director of family company Gilbert Thompson (Leeds) Ltd, GT Produce Ltd, GT Flowers Ltd.

After university and a stint as a computer analyst, Richard joined his family's wholesale business in 1999. Since then the business has undergone several changes, including relocation to a private site, an MBO where Richard and his brother Daniel acquired the business from their father and a major restructure.

The business has grown substantially in the last decade and continues to look at avenues for expansion in both fresh produce and the flower trade.

Richard has supported of the FPC for many years and as the fourth generation in his family business, he is keen to represent the needs of traditional wholesalers, whilst supporting the need for businesses to modernise and diversify to meet modern market demands.

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