Hi, I'm Richard Allen - an avid current affairs boff, music loving looney, political junky, atheist believer, part-time geek, full-time Project Manager and an aspiring entrepreneur living and working in the heart of central London.
I'm the founder and CEO of Backs\ash Media, a web design company that creates nice and simple websites, hosting, and business services. Check them out, you never know what they could help you with! I'm also the co-founder of a start-up called Kanto App, a political app that's launching soon!
I invest both assistance and money into small technology start ups around the U.K through RA Angel Investments. Currently I'm in the process of setting up a charitable foundation that will provide assistance and small grants to people that use technology to increase visibility, raise awareness or get people involved in the local community!
Every now and again I get bored and put my head into a new small project, you will find most of these under the mashups page on my website, but to name a few of the more popular ones; Open MP, which allows people to view their MP's details, performance and expenses all in one place! FTSE100 Data Feed, a real time FTSE100 data feed api.
I'm activity involved in politics both locally (Treasurer for London Conservative Future) and nationally (National E-Communications Officer for Conservative Future), I enjoy culture,coffee, travel,reading, food and a good glass of wine! Feel free to get in contact with me, I love meeting new people!
I love to travel, and am a common contributor to WikiTravel. At the age of 18 someone bet me that I couldn't visit very European country, since then I have been an avid traveller!
My favourite city in Europe is Budapest, with it's history, parks, beauty and nightlife (which is almost on par with Berlin!)