Richard Linington

Richard Linington is the director of research and marketing. As a heritage development and tourism consultant he has some 16 years of commercial experience in the tourism, heritage and design sectors. Richard has experience of working on complex projects where he has carried out research to identify and assess the most appropriate development solutions.

He carries out feasibility studies, prepares option appraisals, development strategies and business plans for a range of clients from the Forestry Commission through to Tourism South East and Wildlife Trusts.

Richard also manages the marketing strategy for CONKERS, a £16 million visitor attraction in the Heart of the National Forest. He has also been responsible for raising Planning Solutions Consulting’s profile in the market place and attracting new clients.

Prior to joining Planning Solutions, he worked as a User Researcher and Usability Analyst at Razorfish, one of the UK’s leading digital consultancies and BMP DDB Needham, the multi-national advertising agency. He has also worked in a tourist information centre. Richard also runs our Ethnographic research consultancy.
Richard has a master’s degree in the sociology and anthropology of travel and tourism.