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Bendhem, Thomas [Tom] (1928–2002), businessman and art patron, was born on 13 September 1928 in Berlin, the third child and second son of Heinrich (later Henry) Bendhem (1892–1965), owner of coal and wine businesses, and his wife, Elise Charlotte, née Frank (1898–1987). At the age of five, ...

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Bernstein, Sidney Lewis, Baron Bernstein (1899–1993), businessman, was born on 30 January 1899 at 14 Westbury Road, Ilford, Essex, the fourth of nine children of Alexander Bernstein (c.1860–1922), businessman, and his wife, Jane Lazarus. His father had moved with his brother ...

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Sidney Lewis Bernstein, Baron Bernstein (1899–1993) by Howard Coster, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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See Burton, Sir Montague Maurice [formerly Meshe David Osinsky]

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Clore, Sir Charles (1904–1979), businessman, was born on 24 December 1904 in Mile End, London, penultimate child of five sons and two daughters of Israel Clore, a Russian immigrant, and his wife, Yetta Abrahams. After a local education, Clore worked in his father's textile business before leaving for ...

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Sir Bernard Nathaniel Waley- Cohen, first baronet (1914–1991) by Miles & Kaye, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cohen, Sir Bernard Nathaniel Waley-, first baronet (1914–1991), public servant and businessman, was born on 29 May 1914 in London, the first son (and twin brother of Hetty) of the three children of Sir Robert Waley Cohen (1877–1952), businessman and government adviser, and his wife, ...

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Sir (Harold) Montague Finniston (1912–1991) by Godfrey Argent Studios Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Finniston, Sir (Harold) Montague [Monty] (1912–1991), metallurgist and businessman, was born at 26 Aikenhead Road, Govanhill, Glasgow, on 15 August 1912, the eldest child in the family of two sons and three daughters of Robert Finniston and his wife, Esther, née Diamond. Both parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants; the original family name was ...

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Gilbert, Sir Arthur (1913–2001), businessman and art collector, was born Abraham Bernstein at 6 St Mark's Terrace, Dalston, London, on 16 May 1913, the eighth child of Lazarus Bernstein and his wife, Bela (Betsy), née Feldman, Polish Jewish immigrants who had settled in ...

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Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913–2001) by unknown photographer Gilbert Collection, Somerset House

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Gold, Sir Arthur Abraham (1917–2002), businessman and sports administrator, was born on 10 January 1917 at 97 Sandringham Road, Dalston, London, the son of Mark Gold, a Jewish taxi-driver and later garage proprietor, and his wife, Leah, formerly Goldstein. He was brought up in ...

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Hirsch, Maurice de [formerly Moritz von Hirsch], Baron de Hirsch in the Bavarian nobility (1831–1896), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 9 December 1831 in Munich, the third child and oldest son of Joseph von Hirsch (1805–1885) and his wife, Karoline Wertheimer...

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Margery Hurst (1913–1989) by Baron Studios, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hurst [née Berney; other married name Baines], Margery (1913–1989), recruitment agency founder, was born on 23 May 1913, probably in Portsmouth, the second of the four daughters (there were no sons) of Samuel Berney, cinema owner and builder, of Portsmouth, and his wife ...

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Hyman, Joe [formerly Joseph] (1921–1999), businessman, was born on 14 October 1921 at 4 Heaton Terrace, Broughton, Salford, Manchester, the youngest son of Solomon Hyman (1885–1961), textile merchant, and his wife, Hannah, née Goodman. He was named Joseph, but at a later date changed his first name to ...

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Julius [née Goldman, afterwards Hille], Rosamind (1923–2010), design entrepreneur and furniture manufacturer, was born on 30 November 1923 at 144 Bethune Road, Stamford Hill, London, the eldest daughter of Morris Goldman (1897–1968), retailer and manufacturer, and his wife, Rachel (Ray), née Hille (1899–1986)...

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See Kadoorie [formerly Kelly], Lawrence, Baron Kadoorie

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Kadoorie [formerly Kelly], Lawrence, Baron Kadoorie (1899–1993), businessman, was born Lawrence Kelly on 2 June 1899 in Upper Richmond Road, Hong Kong, the eldest of the three sons of Sir Elly Kadoorie (known until 1901 as Eleazar Silas Kelly) (1867–1944), and his wife, ...

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Kissin, Harry Aaron, Baron Kissin (1912–1997), businessman and financier, was born on 23 August 1912 in Danzig, Germany, the son of Russian Jewish parents, Israel Kissin, grain merchant, and his wife, Reusi, née Model. He was brought up in Danzig and studied law at ...