A high flying Cornish stockbroker is the living proof that you don’t have to go to the City and leave Cornwall to work in The City. Darryn Richards is a Redruth man through and through. Born and bred in the mining town, he still lives there with his family and remains very proud of his roots.Darryn is a martial arts enthusiast and a very successful stockbroker who has never worked in the financial capital of the world. Darryn has spent 23 years in a profession that is much more likely to be associated with high rise office blocks and the hustle and bustle of London life than an elegant Georgian townhouse in Lemon Street, Truro.
With all the hi-tech equipment necessary to make global investments at his fingertips.He has more than proved that you don’t need to be City-based to succeed in finance.For the Muay Thai black belt, financial wizardry of that sort can happen in Cornwall too. As the youngest of six trainees, Darryn was originally little more than a tea boy. He was determined to learn all he could in a cut and thrust world that demanded perseverance, dedication and a determination to always go above and beyond.Eric Langman was tough and often scary and intimidating but I credit him with giving me the brilliant career start that got me where I am today.
Prior to that promotion Darryn spent seven years combining a busy day job and fatherhood with additional study.After passing my stockbroking exams, I worked hard for five years on achieving a succession of qualifications with the Chartered Management Institute before moving on to a Master’s degree in management at Cornwall College.”
I’m responsible for millions of pounds of investments which I manage on a daily basis and, whilst many people might think you can only do that sort of job if you’re willing to work in the centre of London, my career is absolute proof that it doesn’t have to be that way. I feel very lucky and privileged to be doing what I’m doing but am a firm believer in hard work and continued learning.”You don’t have to move away to achieve your dreams but you do have to put the hours in. That, in my opinion, is the key to professional success, quality of life and personal happiness.
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