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Bamford, Joseph Cyril (1916–2001), engineer and businessman, was born on 21 June 1916 at The Parks, New Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, the son of Cyril Joseph Bamford, agricultural engineer, and his wife, Dolores Alice, née Turner. His family controlled and managed a long-established farm machinery business. The company, which manufactured balers and other equipment, had been started by his great-great-grandfather in 1812. He was brought up a Roman Catholic. After education at ...

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Joseph Cyril Bamford (1916–2001) by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, 1989 © Lucinda Douglas-Menzies; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barber, John Norman Romney (1919–2004), motor industry executive, was born on 22 April 1919 at 24 Cranleigh Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, the son of George Ernest Barber, master builder, and Gladys Eleanor, née Tassie. He was educated at Westcliff high school, Westcliff-on-Sea, and read economics at ...

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Cadbury, Peter Egbert (1918–2006), aviator and businessman, was born on 6 February 1918 at 6 Kimberley Terrace, Great Yarmouth, the elder son of Sir Egbert Cadbury (1893–1967), then a flight commander in the Royal Naval Air Service, and his wife, Mary Forbes, née...

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Garcke, Emile Oscar (1856–1930), company director and constructor of electric tramways, was born in Saxony. He came early to Britain, and was naturalized on 17 March 1880, but details of his early background and education have not survived. Their outcome was to provide him with a grasp of the commercial potential of electrical power, and his single-minded application to business enabled him to become the prime mover in the establishment of the ...

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Lawson, Henry John (1852–1925), bicycle designer and company promoter, was born at 1 Nevills Court in the City of London on 23 February 1852, the son of Thomas Lawson, brass turner and Calvinistic Methodist minister, and his wife, Ann Lucy, née Kent. Little is known about ...

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Marshall, Colin Marsh, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge (1933–2012), airline executive and businessman, was born on 16 November 1933 at St Ronan's Nursing Home, Hillside Gardens, Edgware, Middlesex, the only son of Marsh Edward Leslie Marshall, a car salesman who later ran a Daimler...

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Colin Marsh Marshall, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge (1933–2012) by Robin Laurance, 1999 © Robin Laurance / Rex Features

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Page, Sir Frederick William (1917–2005), aircraft designer and industrialist, was born on 20 February 1917 in Wimbledon, Surrey, the only child of Richard Page, a chauffeur then serving in the army, and his wife, Ellen Sarah, née Potter (d. 1960). His father was killed on active service in ...

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Parker, Sir Peter (1924–2002), businessman, was born in Malo-les-Bains, near Dunkirk, France, on 30 August 1924, the third son of Tom Parker, a marine engineer born in Hull, and his wife, Dorothy Sydney, née Mackinlay, a teacher. Both his brothers died during the Second World War. He spent half of his childhood in ...

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Sir Peter Parker (1924–2002) by Stephen Hyde, 1983 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sutch, Peter Dennis Antony (1945–2002), businessman and airline executive, was born on 8 April 1945 at Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the son of Ronald Antony Sutch and his wife, Kathleen, née Roden. Much of his childhood was spent abroad in exotic and often dangerous places. When he was two his father was offered a post with the Anglo-French ...