THE IMMEDIATE PAST MASTER, MR RICK LOWE
Richard Paul Lowe was admitted as a Founding Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs and elected to Court in 2014. Having served as Junior Warden in 2016-17, Middle Warden in 2017-18, and Senior Warden in 208-19, he was elected as the Guild’s 6th Master in July 2019 and was installed at Drapers’ Hall on 28th November 2019.
Rick is a founder and is Managing Director of Brands In Ltd – a leading supplier of licensed apparel and accessories to major fashion retailers including Amazon, Sport direct, Shop Direct, ASOS and the Hut Group. Major entertainment licenses held include Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Warner Bros and a host of music acts via Bravado.
Currently Brands In is pioneering garment and accessory personalisation. Rick is also a shareholder in Ware Ltd which is a leading edge App designed around licensed personalised product and is due to launch imminently.
His background was initially in corporate sales where he worked within the datacomms broadband market heading up global accounts for Telemetrix Plc, around the initial dot com boom. Prior to that Rick was employed for a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters which supplied financial trading technology to the City.
Rick is Chairman of the Outreach and Education Committee with the Guild of Entrepreneurs which reaches out to a growing number of organisations helping young entrepreneurs develop themselves and their businesses. Examples include Bathtub to Boardroom (where Rick is a resident mentor) , The Trampery and London Business School, as well as a number of schools.
A firm example of an entrepreneur giving back, Rick is keen to align the Guild with more projects that can leverage the skills and mind sets of its Freemen to work with new entrepreneurs.
Rick is based in Marylebone, London and enjoys travel, music, reading and staying fit. He is also a member of Toastmasters International and enjoys public speaking.