Meet our team.

We have a passionate and enthusiastic team who bring different skills to the job. We like to provide a friendly and personal service and our team are always happy to help.

Ian Richards-

Ian moved to the South East from mid Wales in 2007 to fence on an Estate, in 2009 he started Richards Fencing. 

Ian has experience in all types of fencing but started his career at 16 mainly installing agricultural fencing in mid Wales on very challenging terrain. Ian has a good knowledge of the counrty side and farming in particular which is his other passion besides fencing.

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Sophie Richards-

Before joining Ian to run Richards fencing in 2010, Sophie was a Qualified Veterinary Nurse. Looking for a career change Sophie decided to go into partnership with Ian and help grow the business to what it is today. Sophie grew up on a farm and has always been hands on, to start with Sophie was fencing with Ian and Ben and incharge of the administration. Sophie started designing the website and logo which has kept evolving. 

In 2011 Ian and Sophie married and now have 2 daughters, Edith and Martha. Since having the girls Sophie is now on the book work and advertising side of the business.

Edith Richards- The Boss!

Edith joined the team in 2013, She has a keen interest in the country side and agricultural side of the business, especially Tractors! 

This picture is Edith inspecting one of her Daddys livestock fence's!


Martha Richards - second in command!

Joined us in 2016.

Already a character and wanting to help her Daddy she has a keen interest in Climbing, animals and loves the outdoors just like her sister!


Ned joined Richards Fencing in 2009.  Ned is a valuable member of the fencing team who brings a smile to everyone with his funny personality and habbits. He is known for his ball finding skills on every job he goes to in every hedge row!

He enjoys looking after his flock of 196 Welsh mules when hes not out fencing.



Jason Gardner-

Jason started with us in December 2015. Jason has management experience in the print industry.

Jason is a great addition to Richards Fencing, with his friendly mannerism he has a hands on approach and is always happy to help.

He is a keen fisherman, has a passion for Landrovers and he is currently restoring one!


Henry Thomas (Harry)- 

Harry joined us in June 2010 and is a valuble part of the fencing team. He is local to the area so knows alot about the local country side. He is experienced in all types of fencing we supply and a very friendly and helpful team member. Harry is a keen Cricket player and Rugby fan.

Charlie Armstrong-

Charlie joined Richards fencing to start with in 2011 for a short time. He then came back at the beginning of 2015 full time where he has become a great asset to the team.

Charlie is enthusiastic, always happy to help and will travel where ever the work is! Even Shropshire!

He is a keen fisherman and loves spending time with his family.

Joe Buffery

Joe joined us at the end of April 2018. Joe has many years experience in gardening and landscaping, he is friendly and hard working with an eye for detail. He is keen to learn new skills and fits in well with our team. We hope he enjoys his first year with us!

Marc Norris

Marc joined us at the end of September 2018. Marc has many years of experience in all types of fencing and will be a great asset to Richards Fencing. Marc can create and make anything out of anything!

Out side work Marcs hobbies include Fencing, he just loves to fence!

Dave Duxbury

Dave joined us in March 2019, he has many years experience in all types of fencing and is a hard worker always going that extra mile.

Sebastian Spencer

Seb has been working with us on and off for the last year. Seb is a friendly and hard working member of the team. He has enjoyed being part of the Estate fencing team and always goes the extra mile. Seb enjoys football, cricket and Psychology.

Ben Fasey

Ben joined us in May 2018. He is a hard working and always smiling. Ben is great at communicating with the customers and the rest of the team and works hard to help get the job done right!

Eleanor Theobald- 

Eleanor joined the team in April 2015 and is with us Wednesday afternoons to help with the Quoting, invoicing and secretarial work. Eleanor is a great asset to the team and helps the office side of things run smoothly. Outside work she enjoys playing the Drums and classic cars!

Eleanor has left us this summer to have her first baby!

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