P657 Teletext 657 Dec10 22:21:15        —————————————————————————————  THE ROAD TO SUCCESS When rally enthusiast Colin Richardson tried to buy a flame-proof racesuit, he was stunned by the prices. The telephone engineer from Carlisle decided that there mwst be room in the market for low-cost suits to compete against expensive Italian imports. So he took the plunge and went into business for himself, plugging the ga— in the racesuit market. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Wendy Berliner has the answers 662 APPOINTMENTS ARE ON p640 Racing Working Up On-Line TV Plus
P657 Teletext 657 Dec10 22:22:12        —————————————————————————————  THE ROAD TO SUCCESS Colin left his job at Telecom and along with wife Fiona set up RRS, their own flame-retardent racesuit company. The business grew erratically for a few years but overseas orders started to rise, especially in Finland and Sweden where rallying is very popular.   But with a young family to feed  the Richardsons admit to having  had some sleepless nights at the  start of their business adventure.  ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Pet hates at work 656 16m PEOPLE WATCH TELETEXT EVERY WEEK Racing Working Up On-Line TV Plus
P657 Teletext 657 Dec10 22:22:08        —————————————————————————————  THE ROAD TO SUCCESS In 1991 the Carlisle firm entered the BBC's Clothes Show competition to find the best small export business. With overseas sales running at . 49% at the time Colin and FionA were invited to the TV awards. . L  To their amazement RRS was  chosen as the winning compalp  and the couple from plbria  were presented with their award  by HRH Princess Anne.  ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— What's on the Advent Calendar? 484 TECHNOLOGY NEWS ON p650 Racing Working Up On-Line TV Plus