Richard Alvin

Richard Alvin is no stranger to the world of media and events. Group Managing Director of business media company Capital Business Media which has a keen focus on UK SME’s delivering the country’s largest business magazine brand Business Matters within its stable of professional titles.

Named as ‘someone to watch’ in the Observer newspaper & The Courvoisier Future 500, top 100 business people, Richard is also founder and chairman of Trends Research a specialist business research company which works with clients from the UK Government & O2 to small startups helping them to understand and anticipate the UK business market.

Richard Alvin is honoured to have received Freedom of the City of London and made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA). Keynote speaker, media commentator and analyst of business for media outlets and the host of Save Our Business broadcast on NBC in the US, Richard says:

‘I’ve spent my life in business. I’ve lived through the changes, challenges and high pressure days.

‘Winning Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 was a feeling that I never forgot. Not only did it recognise my past achievements it spurred me on with gusto to keep expanding and innovating. This in turn has created opportunities for others to shine.

‘My dream was to do the same for others. We see and profile so many incredibly talented entrepreneurs and business owners across the breadth and width of the country appearing in Business Matters. Giving businesses a pat on the back is always needed. I’ve seen first hand that it ignites future ideas.