Curriculum Vitae – condensed
Richard Anthony Westley Stokes
Address: The Penthouse, Laundry Lane, Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hants, SO41 0WJ
Various part time jobs:
2014 -2016 Breakfast chef, Wistaria House (Conservative Club)
I also covered the bar on occasions and relieved the bar manager on his vacations
2013 –2014 Part time assistant kitchen and bar Wistaria House
2011 –2013 Part-time bar assistant White Horse Milford-on-Sea
2006 Crewing (skipper)
Freelance website design (see http://www.richenscare.co.uk); website for Wisteria (Conservative Club, Lymington) website for Kings Arms Lymington part time bar
2006 crewed Piamanzi 56’Swan Antigua to Jersey
March 2001 –March 2005
Managed Limpets Restaurant in Lymington. I held a full-on license in this period.
March 2000 –March 2001
Worked at EngineersSite.com as news researcher and designer. Also designed a large website for a Chinese antiques company –Red Lantern.
July 1996 –March 2000
1998 six month Summer Hand –Wightlink (deckhand)
In this period also did some part-time work at the Gun, Keyhaven (was working for Paul Hill who is still at the Gun), and the Crown Inn, Everton.
Free-lance website design.
6 months crewing and skippering a catamaran in the Caribbean and thence back to Jersey C.I.
Assistant Manager Blues Restaurant, Halkett Street, St Helier, C.I (96-97). After St Helier worked for a year at the Filly Inn, Setley (was working for Naila Webb).
Free-lance January 1993 to July 1996
Museum lighting consultant Intelligence Software –clients Welsh National Gallery, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery,. Book design cover for Martin Newell’s Illegible Bachelor.
September 1993 –July 1994
Visual Arts Officer, West Midlands Arts, Birmingham. A temporary contract to allow internal re-organisation.
October 1987 –August 1993
Chairman New Contemporaries 1988 Ltd I set up this company after producing a feasibility study for the Arts Council of Great Britain. The company was originally sponsored by British Telecom
Director Minories Art Gallery, Colchester. I was responsible for general management of the gallery as well as organizing a large fund-raising campaign to help preserve the 18thCentury Grade 1 listed building. £150,000 was raised
1984 –1987 Various arts consultancies for Arts Council of Great Britain and Acting Fine arts Office for West Midlands Arts (one year covering a maternity leave). Adviser to Gateshead Garden Festivel
1982 –1984 Self-employed –set up a word-processing and telex bureau called WordBusiness in Nottingham.
1980 –1982 Exhibitions Organiser, Midland Group, Nottingham.
1973 -1980 Ikon Gallery, starting as driver 1 year, Exhibitions Assistant 3 years, Deputy Director and Acting Director 3 years
1970 –1973 Mixed period of work: casual work in Birmingham; 9 months with Weatherall Green and Smith, Surveyors, Chancery Lane, London as Assistant to Surveyors; 9 months British Rail as Deckhand on Lymington Ferries.
1966 –1970 Art colleges, Winchester foundation 1 year (art A-level), Birmingham 2 years, Portsmouth 1 year.
Secondary Education: Ashley County Secondary, New Milton, Hants.
Maths, English, French, Art, Geography O-levels.
Primary Education: Milford-on-Sea Church of England Primary School.