Richard Veal

Managing Director, Simpleview Europe

Richard VealAfter gaining an Hons Degree in Engineering Science from Liverpool University, Richard worked on business critical software applications for clients such as GPT, Orange and The Economist.

The extensive knowledge gained during this time enabled Richard and his business partner Andy Abram to take their startup, New Mind to become one of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK as recognised by the Deloitte Touche Fast 50 and Inner City 100 awards received in 2004. Over a 5 year period the company grew by over 1000% and eventually employed 50+ staff covering a multitude of skillsets and professional disciplines.

One of the differentiating factors behind New Mind's success was the significant investment in software development for public sector tourism. New Mind's Destination Management System was very much Richard's baby and, after the initial prototype was launched in 2001, the company rolled out their proven solution to over 100 UK tourist boards.

Between 2013 and 2017, Richard spear-headed the merger with several competitors: tellUs in Norway and NVG in the UK to create the dominant player in the European DMS market. In November 2018 the company then merged with Simpleview Inc. based in Tucson, Arizona. Richard now heads up the European divison of Simpleview with offices in Liverpool and Oslo.