With a track record spanning almost 40 years, Ritchie Clapson is one of the property industry’s most experienced commentators and mentors, and the only industry-qualified property development trainer in the UK.
A Chartered Structural Engineer by profession, Ritchie went on to forge a career as a serial entrepreneur, building numerous businesses both inside and outside the world of property. His development track record is second to none, having worked on countless development projects ranging from small-scale conversion projects to large-scale retail, commercial and residential schemes both in the UK and internationally.
As CEO, Ritchie led one of the most highly-respected structural engineering firms in the UK which, under his stewardship, was appointed by the UK Government as peer review engineer for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, Velodrome and Aquatics Centre.
In 2018 Ritchie co-founded the property development training company, propertyCEO, along with business partner Ian Child, which has grown to become one of the most highly-respected, premium property training brands in the UK.
Ritchie has forged a reputation as a highly entertaining speaker, and his irreverent and engaging style has endeared him to audiences across the country. His ability to make property development, business skills, and personal development education highly accessible to his audience is a key aspect of this success.
He is also an author and regular media commentator, writing for both industry publications and the national press, and his forthright views on property and planning matters ensure he is regularly asked to comment on industry issues.