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NASH, Robert Charles A.A.C.C.A. Secretary, Trojan (Holdings), Ltd. Trojan, Ltd.; Tor Equipment Co., Ltd., since 1953. b: November 6. 1895. Educ: The Graveney, Tooting, London. First associated with Motor Industry in 1948; 21 years with Sturtevant Engineer ing Co., Ltd.; four years with British Industrial Plastics, Ltd. Recreations: football, cricket, swimming. Club: Croydon Constitutional Club. Add: Trojan, Ltd., Trojan Way, Purley Way, Croydon. T: Croydon 0066; am/ 24 Stuart Crescent, Shirley. Surrey. T: Springpark 5479.
NEAL, Albert Frederick B.Sc.(Eng), A.M.I.E.E., M.Inst.T. General Manager, Manchester Corporation Transport Department since 1946. b: April 14, 1900, Holbeach. Educ: Spalding Grammar School; took B.Sc.(Eng.) Honours degree at London University. Joined English Electric Co.. . Ltd., Dick Kerr Works, Preston, in 1920, leaving them when Assistant Works Manager in 1931 to join present concern; was Senior Assistant Engineer, then Assistant Chief Engineer before becoming Deputy Transport Manager for Edinburgh City Transport Department in 1938. Add: Manchester Corporation Transport Dept., 55 Piccadilly, Manchester, 1. T: Central 2122; and 26 Torkington Road, Gatley, Cheshire. T: Gatley 4544.
NELSON, S. W. C.B.E. Chairman of the Traffic Commissioners and Licensing Authority, Western Traffic Area; Regional Transport Commissioner, Western Traffic Area. b: May 23, 1894, Wandsworth. Educ: Strand School, King's College, London. Prior to First World War, with Board of Trade Mercantile Marine Offices; after service in the Forces, joined Ministry of Transport, 1920; clerk to the newly constituted West Midland Traffic Commissioners, 1931; first Chairman of the Transport Board, Federated Malay States, 1936-39; Ministry of Transport, 1939-41; Secretary of the Transport Advisory Council and Minister's War Council, and in charge of the Canal Section of the Ministry; Director of Transport Ceylon, 1942-45; Regional Transport Commissioner, etc., Northern Traffic Area, 1946-53; took up present position in October, 1953. Recreations: music, horology. painting. Add: Western Traffic Area, The Gaunts' House, Denmark Street, Bristol, 1. T: Bristol 27281-6; and 32 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, 8. T: Bristol 37771.
NEVILLE, George Edgar Managing Director, G. E. Neville and Son, Ltd., Mansfield, since 1939. b: August 29, 1913, Mansfield. Educ: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Mansfield. Entire business life has been with present company. Add: G. E. Neville and Son, Ltd., Nottingham Road, Mansfield. T: 362; and Cresta Lodge, Robin Down Lane, Mansfield. T: 2141.
NEVILLE, Reginald Director, Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd.. since 1956. and British Jaeger Instruments, Ltd., since 1955. b: January 10, 1910. Educ: Willesden. Joined Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd.. 1925; appointed Sales Manager, British Jaeger Instruments, Ltd., January, 1952; appointed to Board of British Jaeger Instruments, Ltd., October, 1955, and to Board of Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., October, 1956. Recreations: gardening, golf. Add: Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., London Sub-Division, Cricklewood, London. N.W.2. T: Gladstone 3333; and Sunnyside, Howletts Lane, Ruislip, Middx. T: Ruislip 4578.
NEVILLE, William Stanley B.E.M. Technical Director. Fisher and Ludlow. Ltd., since 1957. b: 1905, Birmingham. Educ: Council School. Served five years' apprenticeship in toolmaking from 1919; further nine years press tool making; four years as press tool designer; nine years. Chief Designer, Jigs and Tools at Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., from 1936; Toolroom Superintendent, 1945; Director, Tools Division, 1952. Recreations: swimming, caravanning, gardening, photography. Add: Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., Kingsbury Road, Erding ton, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 2141; and 9 Leopold Avenue, Birmingham, 20. T: Northern 2467.
NEWITT, Richard Reginald J.P., M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Wadham (Holdings), Ltd., since 1958. b: March 11, 1900, London. Educ: London. Studied engineering at Birmingham Central Technical College; completed apprenticeship with B.S.A., Ltd., Birmingham; joined present company in 1923; a Founder Member of I.M.I.; won Wakefield Gold Medal, 1939; organized and controlled sub-contract plant, manufacturing Spitfire assemblies during Second World War; organized School for Army Mechanics, 1940-44; responsible for Army Auxiliary Workshop throughout war period, Managing Director, Wadham Bros., Ltd., 1947; Chairman, 1949. In the regrouping of Wadham Bros., Ltd. (January, 1958), a holding company was formed and the following companies were brought into being: Wadhams, Ltd.; Wadham Bros. (Coach builders), Ltd.; Munn and Underwood. Ltd.: Haslemere Motor Co., Ltd.; appointed Chairman of these companies. Recreations: golf, travel. Add: Wadham (Holdings), Ltd., 97-99 London Road, Waterlooville, Hants. T: Waterlooville 2251; and 60 Bassett Crescent West, Southampton. T: Southampton 6E227.
NEWMAN, Robert Franklin C.B.E., J.P., M.I.P.E. Managing Director, Transport Equipment (Thornycroft), Ltd.; Director, John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd. b: 1893, Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Educ: Bembridge and Sandown, I.o.W. Served apprenticeship in marine engineering and became an Engineer Officer (Lieut., R.N.R.) from 1914-19; became Installation Guarantee Engineer and representative in various European countries, and in West Indies and South America; was Shipyard Manager in Copenhagen for John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., 1928 to 1939, then Assistant Works Manager and Production Manager to the company at Basingstoke; appointed General Manager of Basingstoke works in 1939; on educational committees at national, county and local levels. Recreation: shooting. Add: Transport Equipment (Thornycroft), Ltd., Thornycroft House, Smith Square, London, S.W.1. T: Abbey 8000; and Beechwood, Basingstoke. T: 599.
NEWSOME, Samuel Herbert J.P. Founder and Managing Director, S. H. Newsome and Co., Ltd. b: June 9, 1901, Coventry. Educ: Oundle. Founded the company in 1923; former racing driver; drove Aston Martin, Lea-Francis and Riley at Le Mans and other races; Managing Director. Coventry Hippodrome Co., Ltd.; Directorships include Stoll Theatres Corporation, Moss Empires, Ltd., Associated Theatre Properties, Ltd.; Associated Theatre Properties (London), Ltd.; President, The Midland Automobile Club. Recreations: golf and motoring. Clubs: R.A.C., Drapers Company (Coventry) and others. Add: S. H. Newsome and Co., Ltd., Highway Garage, Kenpas Highway, Coventry. T: Coventry 67788; and Elm Cottage, Malthouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwicks. T: Kenilworth 51.
NEWTON, Noel Banner Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Newton and Bennett. Ltd.; Chairman, Power Jacks. Ltd.; Director, Alford and Alder (Engineers), Ltd., and Alforder Newton, Ltd. b: February 22, 1902, Sale. Educ: Oundle; Manchester University; studied at College of Technology, Manchester; served apprenticeship with Metropolitan Vickers, Manchester, and a further term with Soc. Ceirano, Torino; established Drawing Office and Workshop in Italy where the 1,100-c.c. Newton Car was designed and proto types prepared; these were exhibited at Olympia the following year and also entered in the 200 Miles Race; later returned to England acting as sole British Concessionnaires for the Ceirano car; manufactured the original telescopic shock absorber (The Newton Shock Absorber) in 1926; many fighting vehicles were equipped with this type of suspension control, and two other factories manufactured the apparatus; a further company, Newton (Motor) Products, Ltd., was formed in 1945 to manufacture the Newton Clutch Plate, and in 1946 Power Jacks, Ltd. was founded to make various hydraulic apparatus including the Newton " Hydratruck "; appointed present position in 1924. Recreations: golf, shooting and photography. Clubs: R.A.C. and Royal Aero. Add: Newton and Bennett. Ltd., Valetta Road, Acton, London. W.3. T: Shepherds Bush 3443; and " The House in the Wood," Ashley Green, Chesham, Bucks. T: Berkhamsted 759.
NEWTON, William Henry M.A.. F.C.A.. Chairman. Serck, Ltd. h: June 28, 1887, Burton-on-Trent. Educ: Privately, Newcastle upon Tyne; first connected with the industry as Chartered Accountant in 1924; became Director and Chairman of present company in November. 1944; Director of Companies; Treasurer, University of Birmingham. Recreation: yachting. Clubs: R.A.C.; Union. Birmingham; Conservative, Birmingham. Add: Serck Ltd., Warwick Road. Birmingham. 11. T: Victoria 0531; and The Brook House, Wychbold, Droitwich, Worcs. T: Wychbold 202.
NICHOLLS, Arthur Victor M.Inst.T.. Freeman of the City of London: Alder man. Brighton County Borough Council. Chairman and Managing Director, Nicholls and Co. (Brighton). Ltd., Nicholls and Co. (Cambridge), Ltd.; Managing Director, Commercial Transport Bodies. Ltd. h: 18(>4. Brighton. Efhir: Brighton Secondary School. Founder of Nicholls and Co. (Brighton), Ltd.. 1919: Mayor of Brighton. 1944-45; present Chairman. Brighton Corporation Transport Department; Member of Shoreham Harbour Trustees: Member of Brighton Race Course Lessees; Member of Brighton Town Council since 1931 to date: Alderman of Brighton Town Council since 1954; Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Felt makers: Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers; Member of Transport Users Consultative Committee. South Eastern Region; Second World War: Chairman of District Advisory Committee Ministry of War Transport; Surveyor of Aircraft Salvage, South Eastern Region, Air Ministry. Recreations: bowls. snooker, yachting, fishing, music. Clubs: City Livery Club; National Liberal Club; Sussex Motor Yacht Club; President. Sir Robert Peel Angling Club: Brighton Bowling Club; President, Sussex County Table Tennis Association. Add: Nicholls and Co. (Brighton), Ltd., 100 North Road, Brighton. Sussex. T: Brighton 25888; and 56 Surrenden Crescent, Brighton. T: Brighton 57198.
NICHOLS, Charles William F.T.M.I. Director. S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd. b: 1884. Ipswich. Educ: St. John's School. Joined S. Smith and Son. 1901; " grew up " with the firm and when it became a public company in 1914 was elected to the Board; claims to be the only survivor from those early days when first joined concern as jewellery and watch storekeeper; when it produced the first speedometer in 1904. went on the road with an 8/11 Panhard in 1906 and was the first person to use a motor car for commerce in this country (thinks he may have been first in the world); is interested in horse racing and is a member of the Racecourse Clubs at Newmarket, Good wood, Ascot, Kempton Park, Hurst Park, Lingfield. Cheltenham, etc. Clubs: R.A.C.; Albany. Recreation: golf. Add: S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd., Cricklewood, London, N.W.2. T: Gladstone 3333; rnd 48 Marryat Road, Wimbledon Common, London, S.W.19. T: Wimbledon 4955.
NICKOLS, Ian M.I.Prod.E. Sunday Times Motoring Correspondent. Educ: Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge. Entered industrial career via a leather tannery; war service in Royal Artillery; in charge of a R.E.M.E. Work shop in Nairobi at the end of the war; Works Manager, Monaco, Watford, 1946-47; Works Director, Armitage Motors, 1947-49; and of Oxted Mill, Ltd. (Production Engineers), from 1951; Director, Ian Nickols, Ltd. (Automation Consultant), since 1956; Director, Nickols Automatics, Ltd. (Machine Tools), since 1958; Sunday Times correspondent, mainly on motoring and engineering subjects, since 1955; also an occasional contributor to New Scientist. Recreations: sailing, electro-pneumatic circuitry and motoring. Add: Blackgrove. Lingfield, Surrey. T: South Godstone 3127.
NIXON, Charles Basil F.R.S.A., M.I.Mech.E, Governing Director, Leyland Motors, Ltd., since retiring from Chairmanship in 1956. b: December, 1876. Educ: Uppingham, Liver pool University. First connected with motor industry in 1899 on starting The Manchester Motor Transport Co.; in 1903 joined The Lancashire Steam Motor Co. with Sir Henry Spurrier and has remained with this company, which became Leyland Motors, Ltd. in 1923, ever since, becoming successively Secretary, General Manager, Director and Chairman. Past President, S.M.M.T.; member of Council and Management Board, Engineer Employers' Federation; member of Grand Council, F.B.I., and of N.W. Region Committee; President, Preston and District Engineer Employers' Association; Chairman, Consolidated Near East Co., Ltd.; Chairman, Leyland Construction Co., Ltd.; Director, West Yorkshire Foundry, Ltd.; Director, British United Traction Co., Ltd. Club: R.A.C. Add: Leyland Motors, Ltd., Leyland, Lancs. T: Leyland 81400; and Leylands, Lytham, Lancs.
NIXON, Harold John M.I.Prod.E. Works Director, Alvis, Ltd., since 1952; Director, Alvis Mechanization, Ltd. b: September 6, 1900, London. &Mc: Guildford Grammar and Technical School. Served apprenticeship with Dickinson and Burns. Guildford; served in First World War; production engineer and draughtsman, Ford Motor Co., Canada; joined de Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., as production engineer, 1934; transferred to Propeller Division at inception; production manager from 1940 onwards in charge of propeller and Gipsy engine production and initial production of the Goblin aircraft gas turbine; production manager, de Havilland Propel lers, Ltd., Lostock, 1945-52. Add: Alvis, Ltd., Holyhead Road, Coventry. 1'; Coventry 25501; and 38 Kenilworth Road, Leamington Spa, Warwicks. T: Leamington Spa 836.
NIXON, St. John Cousins Consulting Editor. The Veteran and Vintage Magazine since 1956; European Editor, The Antique Automobile (America). since 1951; motoring correspondent, The Policy-Holder. since 1927; Director, the Montagu Motor Museum, Beaulieu. b: August 17, 1885. Educ: Hurst Lodge. Deputy Chairman, The Guild of Motoring Writers for 1957; Chairman for 1958; Joined S. F. Edge in 1900 and had entire control of his fleet of racing motor tricycles; raced on the Crystal Palace track in 1900 on motor tricycles; drove the first de Dion-Bouton Voiturette, the first Gladiator and the first Clement Panhard cars to come to England; went through the Thousand Miles Trial of April/May, 1900, with S. F. Edge in the first Napier car made; helped to erect the first genuine racing car ever made in England; Manager of Motor Dent. of Law Union and Rock Insurance Co., Ltd., 1912-46; during First World War was Officer i/c petrol tractors on light railways; Staff Officer during Armistice owing to knowledge of German; youngest member of The Circle of Nineteenth Century Motorists; recipient of the Thomas McKean Memorial Trophy of the Antique Automobile Club of America for research work, 1953; Harold Pemberton Trophy, the Guild of Motoring Writers, 1957. Recreations: motoring history. Richard Wagner's operas. Club: R.A.C. Add: Summerdown Cottage, Fir Tree Road, Epsom Down, Surrey. T: Burgh Heath 1779.
NOBLE, Dudley Henry Director, Automotive Press Bureau, Ltd., Publishers of The Automotive Press Digest; Director, Dudley Noble Publications, Publishers of Milestones; Motoring Correspondent, The Financial Times. The Director, Investor's Chronicle, and The Queen; Editor, Road International. b: October 31, 1892, London. Educ: City of London School and St. Francis Xavier School, Bruges. Joined The Rover Co., Ltd., 1911; served in A.S.C. M.T. during First World War, afterwards joining editorial staff of Temple Press, Ltd.; rejoined The Rover Co., Ltd., 1923; advertising and publicity manager until 1930, when joined Rootes Group; started own company, 1944; Founder Member of Guild of Motoring Writers; Chairman, 1956; now Hon. Secretary. Recreation: photography. Club: R.A.C. Add: 25 Princess Court, Bryanston Place, London W.1. T: Ambassador 9359.
NOBLE, Frank M.C., T.D. Director, Petrofina (Gt. Britain), Ltd. b: August 8, 1892, London. Served First World War with Finsbury Rifles; commissioned, 1915, awarded M.C. and mentioned in dispatches; awarded T.D. in 1936; joined Oil Industry with National Fuel Oil Co., Ltd., in 1920; appointed Secretary of this company in 1924; became secretary of Cities Service Oil Co., Ltd., 1927; appointed Director, 1936; in 1947 company became Fina Petroleum Products, Ltd.; in 1949 relinquished secretarial appointment after 25 years; is at present Director and also Director of Abbey Orchard Co., Ltd.; married, three sons (one killed in R.A.F., 1944). Clubs: R.A.C., Surrey County C.C. Recreations: all kinds of sport and motoring. Add: Petrofina (Great Britain), Ltd., 25 Victoria Street (South Block), London, S.W.1. T: Abbey 7822; and " Sunningdale," Limmer Lane, Felpham, Bognor Regis, Sussex. T: Middleton-on-Sea 2094.
NOBLE, George O.B.E J.P., B.Sc., A .M.Inst.C.E. Director, Esso Petroleum Co.. Ltd. b: Wednesbury, Staffs. Honours degree in Engineering, Birmingham University; entered oil industry in 1930, joining Imperial Oil Co. at Sarnia, Ontario, Canada; successively Assistant Maintenance Superintendent, Assistant Process Superintendent and head of the Process Control Department; transferred to Esso Refinery, Fawley, in 1936 as Head of Technical Department; Assistant Refinery Super intendent, 1940; in 1944 returned to Sarnia until 1945, when returned to Fawley, becoming Refinery Superintendent in 1947; in 1951 appointed Manager of the refinery; 1952 came to London Head Office as General Manager of Refining; appointed to Board of Directors, March, 1953: O.B.E. Birthday Honours, 1952; J.P. for Hythe, 1947. Add: Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., 36 Queen Anne's Gate, London, S.W.1.
NOBLE, York Managing Director, York Noble Industries, Ltd., since company's formation in December, 1957. b: August 17, 1922, Austria. Educ: Leipzig and London. Served six years as Warrant Officer, R.E.M.E. and Tank Recovery Unit, being attached for final two years to P.W.I.B. (War Office) on intelligence duties. First introduced 6` bubble car " to Gt. Britain, the Commonwealth and several other countries and was instrumental in launching both the Messerschmitt Cabin Scooter and the Heinkel Cabin Cruiser in a number of countries. Formed York Noble Industries, Ltd., in December, 1957, to handle world concession of the Nobel " 200," which is produced for the company by Short Bros. and Harland, Ltd., in conjunction with the Bristol Aeroplane Company, Ltd., who manufacture the car's glass-fibre body. Add: York Noble Indus tries, Ltd., 33 Park Lane, London, W.1; 1 Great Cumberland Place, London, W.1. T: Paddington 8404; and Berkeley Court, London, N.W.1.
NOCKOLDS, Harold Frederick Louis Motoring Correspondent, The Times, since 1946, and Motor Racing Correspondent since 1938. b: June 28. 1907, London. Educ: Whitgift School, City of London School. Appointments in motoring journalism prior to Second World War included period as Editor of Motor Sport, and Motoring Correspondent, Illustrated London News, and other journals. Served with Royal Army Service Corps, 1939-45; Allied Force Headquarters, 1942-45; North Africa and Italy. Author of " The Magic of a Name ", 1938, revised 1949, " So You're Taking Your Car Abroad ", 1939; Chairman of Guild of Motoring Writers, 1952 and 1957. Add: The Times Publishing Co., Ltd., Printing House Square. London, E.C.4. T: Central 2000.
NOEL-STORR, Charles Edward F.R.S.A., M.I.Mech.E. Managing Director, The Capac Co., Ltd. b: Lincoln, 1887. Educ: Privately, owing to ill health; in 1904 joined the Daimler Co.. Ltd., in Test Dept., moving to similar dept. in Wolseley's, 1906; joined The Thames Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd., Greenwich, in 1907 as Technical Engineer; later took position in Works Dept. of E. W. Jackson and Son. Ltd.. Doncaster; went to Glendower Motor Co.. Ltd., Kensington. in 1910. leaving them in 1912 to become Carburetter Engineer with S. Wolf and Co., Ltd.; joined the Capac Co. on its formation in 1918, then in 1924 became Technical Manager at Beverley Works. Ltd., Barnes; returned to Capac in 1935 as Managing Director; responsible for design and introduction of the Bin. Aural Tectoscope for testing the running condition of plant and machinery; of the Bin. Aural Sonometer for evaluation of sound, and the present type B.G. Equipment for the testing of mechanism by sound, and for testing surface finish. Recreation: fly-fishing. Add: 2 Ullswater Road, Barnes, London, S.W.13. T: Riverside 3834.
NORRIS, Brian Darbyshire M.I.M.I. Joint Managing Director, Joseph Cockshoot and Co., Ltd., since January, 1959. b: December 18, 1914. Educ: William Hulme Grammar School, Manchester. Technical training at Salford and Manchester Technical College; joined present company in 1933 as a trainee; became Works Manager, 1947, Sales Director in 1952, and appointed to present position, January 1, 1959. During Second World War served with the Manchester Regiment, R.E.M.E., and Indian E.M.E. Commanded a Workshop Company in Iraq and Persia, and was later D.A.D.M., Directorate of Mechanization, G.H.Q., India. Is also a Director of Joseph Cockshoot (Stockport), Ltd., Joseph Cockshoot (Bury), Ltd., and Joseph Cockshoot (Marple), Ltd. Is interested in B.E.N., I.M.I. and boys' clubs. Recreations: motor sport, ornithology and photography. Clubs: Royal Aero., R.A.C., M.G. Car Club. Add: Joseph Cockshoot and Co., Ltd., Great Ducie Street, Manchester, 3. T: Deansgate 6611; and 51 Broadway, Cheadle, Cheshire. T: Galley 5537.
NORRIS, Col. Graham Alexander O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., Joint Managing Director, Joseph Cockshoot and Co., Ltd., since 1955. b: April 14, 1913, Manchester. Educ: William Hulme Grammar School, Manchester College of Technology, London Polytechnic, Merchant Venturers' Technical College, Bristol. Trained with Joseph Cockshoot and Co., Ltd., Rolls-Royce, Ltd., and The Bristol Motor Co., Ltd.; rejoined Cock shoots 1934 as Service Manager; served in R.A.O.C. and later R.E.M.E., mostly in Mediterranean area, 1940-46; demobilized with rank of Lieut.-Colonel; rejoined present company as Works Director; Commander, R.E.M.E. 22 (W) Corps Troops, T.A., 1947; appointed Honorary Colonel of the same T.A. group, 1957; Freeman of London; Junior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Married. Recreations: boys' clubs, music, golf. Clubs: Public Schools Club, London, Prestbury Golf Club. Add:. Joseph Cockshoot and Co., Ltd., 39 Great Ducie Street, Manchester, 3. T: Deansgate 6611; and High dales, Leigh Road, Prestbury, Cheshire. T: Prest bury 8676.
NORRIS, John Octavius Harold M.I.Mech.E., F.I.B.C.M., F.I.M.I. Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Joseph Cockshoot and Co., Ltd. b: January 18, 1880, Manchester. Educ: Man chester Grammar School; received technical training at London Polytechnic and Municipal School of Technology, Manchester; joined present company as Office Boy; became Joint Managing Director, 1924; managing Director, 1941, and Chairman in 1943; hereditary interest in Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers; President, I.B.C.A.NI., 1938-43; served on local Committees and on Council of M.A.A.; Institute of Auto. Engineers, Benevolent Fund, etc.; is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Recreations: music and reading. Club: Royal Aero. Add: Joseph Cockshoot and Co., Ltd., Manchester. T: Deans gate 6611; and 100 Brantingham Road, Manchester, 16. T: Chorlton 4046.
NORTH, Eric George A.A.C.C.A. Director and Secretary, Girling, Ltd. b: June 1, 1911, Enderby, Leicestershire. Educ: Leicester College of Technology; trained as a Certified Accountant and became Assistant Accountant to Joseph Lucas, Ltd., November, 1939; appointed Secretary to Girling, Ltd., in 1947; a Director in April, 1952. Recreations: gardening and golf. Add: Girling, Ltd., Grange Works, Cwmbran, Mon. T: Cwmbran 2171; and Southern wood, 172 Christchurch Road, Newport, Mon.
NORTHAM, Douglas Geoffrey F.I.D. Deputy Chairman and Joint Managing Director, A. W. Chapman, Ltd. b: May 5, 1890, Clifton, Bristol. Educ: Elms dale House, Malvern, and Ardingly College. Joined H.M. Forces 1909; invalided out as Major, 1919; 1914 Star and Bar, and medals: subsequently C.A.T.O., Hounslow Aerodrome, 1919; assistant district superintendent, Ministry of Munitions Disposals Board; General Manager, Douglass Halse Transport; Director of Straker Squire; sales manager Hutchinson Tyres; sales manager, E. G. Brown and Co., Ltd.; M.A.P. (R.D.M.T.), D.A.D.M./ R.A.F. T.T.2, 1939-45; joined present company as sales director, 1945. A Vice-President, Member of the Council and Finance Committee, I.B.C.A.M.; Associate Member of the P.T.A.; Freeman of the City of London, 1927. Recreations: horse shows, country pursuits. Clubs: Eccentric, No. 10 Belgrave Square. Add: A. W. Chapman, Ltd., Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham, London, S.W.6. T: Renown 1372-3; and 29 Riverview Gardens, Barnes, S.W.13. T: Riverside 4373.
NUFFIELD, 1st Viscount, cr. 1938, William Richard Morris G.B.E., C.H., F.R.S., F.R.C.S., M.A., D.C.L., LL.D., D.Sc., D.L. Honorary President. The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., since 1952. b: (William Richard Morris) October 10, 1877. Worcester. E'duc: Cowley, Oxford. First associated with Industry in 1903, later forming Morris Motors, Ltd., of which he was Chairman; started career at age of 16 with capital of less than £5, making, and racing, cycles; built and sold his first motorcycle in the early years of the century; rented Hurst Grammar School buildings at Cowley (where his father had been educated), and there designed the prototypes of the first Morris Oxford cars, in 1910; these were calculated to compete with the low priced vehicles from America, and on reaching . production stage in 1912 had this effect: their original price was £165, and although only 400 were made prior to the outbreak of the First World War, Morris afterwards became the first British manufacturer to develop mass production of light inexpensive cars; during 1921 and 1922 cut his prices sensationally in several stages from £465 to £225 and eventually produced a £100 car in 1930—the Morris Minor; received Baronetcy, 1929; was Governor or Vice President of many hospitals before they were taken over by the State, and made exceptionally generous donations to these; is Hon. Freeman of Coventry, Worcester, Cardiff, Oxford, Droitwich and White haven; Member of Worshipful Society of Apothe caries in London; Hon. Member of British Medical Association; British Orthopaedic Association; Hon. Company of Master Mariners; Royal Naval Club; Royal Scottish Society of Arts; Oxford Union; Hon. Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, and of Worcester College, Oxford; Vice-President, Oxford Society; Awarded Albert Gold Medal by R.S.A. and Commerce, 1937; Hon. Medal, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1942; Chairman, Morris Garages, Ltd. Clubs: Royal Aero, R.A.C., R.S.A.C. Add: The Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and Nuffield Place, near Henley on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
NURSE, Bramwell William Henry A.C.A. Joint Managing Director (since 1954) and Company Secretary (since 1953), Howes and Sons, Ltd. b: May 19, 1921. Educ: St. Dunstan's College, Catford. Passed Intermediate Examination, A.C.A., 1941. Served in Accounts Branch, R.A.F., 1941-46. Qualified as Chartered Accountant, 1948; specialized in Company Management and Control before entering Public Practice and forming own firm of Chartered Accountants. 1953. Recreations: golf, tennis, yachting and music. Add: Howes and Sons, Ltd., Chapel Field North, Norwich. T: Norwich 21261; and " Fair Acre," Gurney Lane, Cringleford, Norwich. T: Eaton 2159.
NUTTALL, Joseph Donald A.C.A. Financial Director, Triplex Holdings, Ltd., since July, 1958. b: October 10, 1909. Educ: Manchester Gram mar School. Admitted Chartered Accountant, 1932: served as Senior Accountant, Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1938-45; Secretary, Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., 1948, and appointed Director, 1955. Is also a Director of Isetta of Great Britain, Ltd. Recreation: golf. Club: Public Schools. Add: Triplex Holdings, Ltd., 1 Albemarle Street, London, W.1. T: Hyde Park 8171; and 79 Alric Avenue, New Malden, Surrey. T: Malden 5000.