Goodwood has been home to my family for over three hundred
years. Eleven generations have shaped the story of our sporting
heritage as we’ve shared our love of sport with friends and guests.
Along the way we have created events, venues and experiences
that have become known around the world. Always balancing an
innovative spirit with an appreciation for heritage, we’ve made sure
that Goodwood remains authentic and relevant in modern times.
My grandfather, the 9th Duke of Richmond, was a successful
amateur racing driver who brought motorsport to Goodwood in
the 1930s. I have loved cars ever since I stood by his side to watch
the racing at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. When I started the
Festival of Speed in 1993, I was inspired by the idea to recreate a
hillclimb he had held on the private drive in front of Goodwood
House, over half a century before.
Since then we have continued to build on our rich heritage of
sporting activities and experiences, developing globally recognised
events. We have expanded our hospitality and entertainment
business and created internationally sought-after memberships.
We have built a team of innovative and inspiring people who are
passionate about delivering unique and unforgettable experiences.
Now I believe the time is right to share our knowledge and
experience with those who share our passions.
The Duke of Richmond and Gordon