Episode 14 Shownotes – Barry Richards
In this episode, Richard Taylor interviews Barry Richards, the group president at FIRST, a global brand experience agency. Barry shares his journey from being a chef in the UK to working in corporate event management in New York and raising a family in the American suburbs. They discuss the challenges of commuting from Connecticut to New York, the differences between working in the UK and the US, and the opportunities and mindset in the US. Barry also reflects on the experience of raising his children in the US and the benefits of the American education system.
The conversation explores cultural differences in parenting between the UK and America, specifically regarding the exposure of children to adult activities and the acceptance of children in public spaces. The discussion also touches on the contrasting alcohol cultures and the impact on parenting. The concept of the American Dream is discussed as an opportunity for a better life and the appreciation of the cultural diversity in the United States.
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Richard Taylor is a British expat, dual citizen (UK & US). Originally from Bolton, he now lives in Greenwich, CT, where Plan First Wealth has its head office.
As the firm’s leader, Richard launched Taylor & Taylor, now Plan First Wealth, and continues to fuel the firm’s growth. Richard is a Chartered Financial Planner (UK – CII) in addition to holding the IMC (CFA UK) and Series 65 (US – FINRA).
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Barry is also a British expat, graduating from the University of Chester.
As the Group President at FIRST, a leading global brand experience agency, Barry oversees the delivery of content, creative, digital, management, and data services to clients across various industries. With over 20 years of experience in the event and marketing sector, he has a proven track record of driving strategic growth, leading organizational change, and creating value for stakeholders.
He is passionate about international business, harmonizing local talent, skills, and culture within a global framework.
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