The founder & CEO of Childcare.co.uk, the UK’s largest online childcare platform, gives us an insight into his life online.

Richard Conway is a multi-award winning serial internet entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Childcare.co.uk, the UK's largest online childcare platform.

Richard saw the potential of the internet over twenty-five years ago. He began to buy domain names before most companies even knew what a website was. Richard started developing and selling websites and in 2006 sold one of his companies, Shopping.net to a US listed company for an eight-figure sum.

Richard co-founded one of the world's first online dating sites in 2001. After he and his wife Hayley had their first child in 2007, they couldn't find a local babysitter so turned to the internet for help.

Surprised that there was no ‘Amazon' of childcare, Richard decided to use his experience of running an online dating company to launch Childcare.co.uk by helping parents and childcare providers meet online.

Childcare.co.uk has helped over a million parents find childcare and has helped hundreds of thousands of babysitters, nannies, registered childminders and tutors find work. Their latest TV advert features the voice of celebrity mum of three, Davina McCall.

The platform has won several awards including being a previous winner of Social/Community category in The GWG Website of the Year Awards.

My Favourite Website... TripAdvisor
I like to stay at nice, child-friendly hotels and it's a great way to see what other parents have to say.

My Favourite App... apart from mine? - English Heritage Days Out
So many great places to take your kids.

My Favourite Blog... Business Insider - For interesting business and technology news.

My Internet/Tech Hero... Mark Zuckerberg - He has made something very complex look very easy and has made the world a smaller place.

My Most Recent Buy Online... A chess set for my 8-year-old from ChessBaron.co.uk.

My Favourite Tweeter... Kickstarter - I enjoy helping creative people and there are some amazing ideas.

My Favourite Instagrammer... gordongram - An inspirational businessman, great dad and all round nice guy!

Social Media Allowed Me to Meet... Kirstie Allsopp.

My Stand Out Online Memory... When the Childcare.co.uk iPhone app was crowned one of the Best Apps of 2012 by Apple alongside BBC iPlayer, Barclays and Starbucks.

Most Worthwhile Newsletter... tastecard - There are some amazing discounts at family friendly restaurants.

My Pet Hate About Life Online... I see too many children relying upon mobile devices for entertainment. They should play outside more!

iPhone or Android... - I have both although use an Android Samsung S7 as my main phone.

August 2016