Richard Carr aids Dorset businesses

In the latest of our articles looking into the working career of Richard Carr, we look at a newspaper article highlighting the rise of one Carr’s first business ventures, Allied Leisure.

Richard Carr now operates as a commercial and residential development consultant for Jacob Carr Homes Ltd. He uses his expertise and knowledge of the industry to achieve planning permission for his employer’s clients.

Examples of his planning grants can be found on his website under the ‘Development’ page.

Richard Carr aids local firms

Richard Carr aids local firms

Carr aids local firms

In the early 1990s, Carr was Chairman of Poole based Allied Leisure, a leisure business which comprised nightclubs, bowling alleys and fast food counter restaurants.

The featured archive article reports of work starting on Allied Leisure’s latest Megabowl bowling alley, which brought major contracts to a number of Dorset-based firms.

The company was building a £2.3 million Megabowl in the centre of Coventry, a project that was developed by Troika Developments of Poole on a site spotted by Cowling and West of Bournemouth.

Allied Leisure focused on local developers

Carr’s Allied Leisure prided themselves on providing work for Dorset businesses. They claimed that it follows a deliberate policy of offering contracts to companies in the area.

Richard Carr’s policy resulted in £35m of businesses being given to local firms over a two year period. During that time, a total of 130 companies have carried out work for Allied Leisure since the company’s inception a decade ago.

Only the best will do for Carr

Despite providing local businesses with work, Carr declared: “We’re still a very demanding company to work for and expect only the best from our suppliers.”

Dorset firms benefitting from Allied Leisure’s policy included: TEKNE Construction; China Factors; Dickinson Manser; Penningtons; South Coast Paper Supplies; Dansezie Ltd and Wilson Whines Advertising.

About Richard Carr

With over three decades of experience in the Leisure and Hospitality sectors, Richard Carr has developed a broad range of skills and qualities.

Furthermore, he is widely regarded in the UK leisure industry as being one of the most innovative operator, having won many accolades. Has a very fertile imagination and a passion for architecture and design.

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