The Business Awards

Richard Blain

Richard Blain is the founder and CEO of Earth-i, one of the world’s leading’s new space pioneers in the related fields of Earth Observation imagery, analytics and insights.

Richard was also the founder and CEO of Aerospace Resources Ltd (ARL), an aerospace services and consulting company with an extensive track record in the defence and security sectors.

Prior to ARL, Richard was the Commercial Director and Chief Pilot for Farnborough Aircraft Corporation Ltd, which developed and built an advanced turboprop aircraft for corporate and air taxi use. A pilot for over 30 years, Richard holds US and European Commercial Pilot’s Licences with Instrument Ratings.

In addition to his aerospace interests, Richard owns a healthcare company, which he established in 1993, that now facilitates and manages the healthcare needs of over 95% of all professional footballers and cricketers in England and Wales, including the England national football and cricket squads.

With decades of success building businesses the aviation and aerospace industries, and healthcare and insurance sectors, Richard is now focussed on ensuring Earth-i’s success.