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Geoffrey Robert James Borwick, 5th Baron Borwick (born 7 March 1955) is a British businessman, hereditary peer and member of the House of Lords.

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Early life

Jamie Borwick was born on 7 March 1955. He was educated at Eton College.

Career

Borwick became Chief Executive (from 1987 to 2001) of Manganese Bronze Holdings plc, best known for making London Taxis, and then Chairman until 2003.

Borwick was founder and owner of electric truck producer Modec in Coventry in 2004. The company entered administration in March 2011 with debts of over £40m. He was Chairman of Route2Mobility Ltd, funding wheelchairs and scooters for disabled people as part of the UK's Motability scheme, until October 2010. He was also a Deputy Chairman of the board of British Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.

His other business appointments include as Chairman of Countryside Properties (Bicester) Ltd, and Chairman of Federated Trust Corporation Ltd. He was a non-executive Director of Hansa Trust plc from 1984 until 2012.

On 16 July 2013, Lord Borwick was elected to sit in the House of Lords at a hereditary peers by-election in replacement of the late Lord Reay; he sits on the Conservative benches.

Philanthropy

Borwick is a Trustee of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Charity, having retired from the British Lung Foundation after 2 terms of 6 years as Trustee.

Personal life

Borwick married Victoria Poore in 1981, who is a former Conservative London Assembly Member and Deputy Mayor of London, and, from 2015 to 2017, MP for Kensington; they have three sons and a daughter.

Styles of address

  • 1955–2007: Mr Geoffrey Robert James Borwick
  • 2007–: The Rt Hon The Lord Borwick
  • References

    Jamie Borwick, 5th Baron Borwick Wikipedia


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