Robert Richardson

SpecialityGeneral Manager @ The Cave Hotel and Golf Resort
Robert Richardson FIH is the General Manager of The Cave Hotel and Golf Resort in Canterbury, Kent and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Hospitality. Robert is a recipient of several Industry recognised awards including “Boutique Hospitality Manager of the Year” (for two consecutive years) and “The Shaw Trust Employer of the Year (working with disabilities)”. In 2020 Robert was recognised by Boutique Hotelier Magazine in their annual Power List as a “Young Trailblazer” and was recognised by Hotel Designs in their 2020 “Brit List” as one of the top 25 hoteliers operating in the UK today. Robert is also the driving force behind the #InspiringHospitalityTalent initiative, a scheme that provides meaningful opportunities for school leavers, people with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds to be inspired towards a career in hospitality. Away from Hospitality Robert is a member of the Kent Police Business Crime Advisory Board, representing the hotel industry.