My Yorkshire: Richard Anderson, High Speed Training

Dr Richard Anderson is head of content production at High Speed Training, an online training provider delivering digital training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the workplace.

With more than years’ experience working in the e-learning industry, Anderson is responsible for overseeing the educational content of over 160 courses across a range of sectors, including hospitality, construction and education.

Where do you live/where are you from?
I was born and raised in Birmingham, but moved to Ilkley in 2001.

What is your favourite place to visit in Yorkshire and why?
I’m a huge fan of spending a leisurely Sunday in Saltaire, with all the great independent shops and places to eat. I love browsing the books in Salts Mill.

What is still on your “to do” list in the region?
I haven’t yet been to Whitby!

What is the most memorable meal you’ve ever had in Yorkshire?
I had a wonderful dinner at Yorebridge House in Bainbridge, North Yorkshire.

What is your most Yorkshire trait?
I’m a very big fan of having gravy with my chips – as often as possible.

Favourite piece of trivia about the region?
I like that Yorkshire ranked as 12th in the world in the London 2012 Summer Olympics final medal table – ahead of New Zealand and Netherlands.

What is your favourite cultural icon to come out of Yorkshire?
England cricket captain Joe Root.

Worst experience or thing about Yorkshire? 
The Leeds city centre loop road – if you aren’t careful, you can spend days on it!

What is one thing you’d steal from Lancashire (or other UK regions) if you could?
As a Sheffield Eagles rugby league fan, I wouldn’t mind taking a few players from Warrington and St Helens at the moment.

What is the most overrated thing about Yorkshire?
I may get thrown out of the county for this, but I’m not bothered by Yorkshire puddings.