Richard specialises in making classic two piece umbrellas. He is the sixth generation of an umbrella making dynasty that is now the oldest in the UK.

Richard makes umbrellas by hand at his workshop by the canal in Bethnal Green, London, still using many of the old tools and equipment from the factory in nearby Spitalfields where his great, great, great grandfather William founded the business in in 1805.

He has over 20 years of experience making umbrellas and has made many famous products including Mary Poppins umbrellas for the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, Hagrid’s oversize umbrella in Harry Potter, rainbow coloured sunflower umbrellas for Coldplay’s half time performance at Superbowl 50.