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Trevor Pears

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Residence  Hampstead, London
Name  Trevor Pears
Nationality  British
Ethnicity  Jewish
Siblings  Mark Pears
Occupation  Philanthropist

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Born  18 June 1964 (age 51) (1964-06-18)
Education  City of London School for Boys
Known for  Executive chair of the Pears Foundation

Alma mater  City University London

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Sir Trevor Steven Pears CMG (born 18 June 1964) is a British businessman and philanthropist. He is the executive chairman of the Pears Foundation, the family foundation he set up in 1992 with his two brothers, Mark and David.


Early life

Trevor Pears is the son of Clive Pears and Clarice Talisman Castle (1933–1999), and the grandson of Bernard Pears. Clarice Talisman Castle was born in and grew up in Lochside Street, Shawlands, Glasgow, the daughter of Abraham Castle, a dealer in electrical and wireless appliances, and his wife Hannah.

Born to a Jewish family, he inherited along with his brothers Mark and David, a multi-billion pound property empire, the William Pears Group, founded by his father and grandfather.

He was educated at the private City of London School for Boys, followed by City Polytechnic, where he studied law.


Pears oversees the strategic direction of the Foundation, which is concerned with positive identity and citizenship and seeks to build respect and understanding between people of different backgrounds and faiths; investing in programmes in the UK, Israel and the developing world.

Personal life

He lives in Hampstead, London, with his wife Daniela and their three children. In 2005, he donated £20,000 to David Cameron's Tory leadership campaign. In 2014, Danilea Pears was appointed as mayoress of Camden. She is also a trustee of the Jewish charity Mitzvah Day.


Pears is a fellow of Birkbeck, University of London and was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to the community and UK/Israel relations. Pears remains a director of his family business, the William Pears Group. He was knighted in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to philanthropy.


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