Richard Player

Richard spent 30 years at MAFF, firstly commuting to Brussels as part of the negotiating team for the UK’s accession to the EEC, and latterly travelling with Ministers and businessmen to the “old communist world” promoting UK agriculture and agricultural business. On retirement in 2003 he joined local funeral directors T. Cribb and Sons in Benfleet (formerly “Willows”) and spent a fulfilling eight years guiding families through a most difficult time of their life.