Young Open judge 2018 - Cllr Rich Ackroyd

Cllr Rich Ackroyd – Frome Town Mayor

Young Open 2019 Judge

Rich represents the College Ward of Frome as a councillor – Independents for Frome.

Rich’s Yorkshire roots originate in Sheffield although Wakefield was his teenage home. He trained as an apprentice engineer and worked for various outfits as a design draughtsman and maintenance engineer, spending time in Hamburg and later Aylesbury.

Fed up with engineering he gained a degree in Environmental Science before arriving at Bath University to train as a teacher. He taught in Bath, Westbury and Trowbridge as a Business and Economics specialist and has recently retired.

He is a trustee of Friends of the River Frome and Frome’s Missing Links and a founder member of Frome Ukulele Club.