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Gregory, Conal Robert locked

Born 11 March 1947; s of Patrick George Murray Gregory and Marjorie Rose Gregory; m 1971, Helen Jennifer Craggs; one s one d

wine consultant and financial journalist

Education

King’s College Sch., Wimbledon; Univ. of Sheffield (BA Hons Mod. Hist. and Pol Theory and Instns, 1968)

Career

Master of Wine by examination, Vintners’ Co., 1979. Manager, Saccone & Speed Vintage Cellar Club, 1971–73; Wine Buyer, Reckitt & Colman, 1973–77; Editor, Internat. Wine and Food Soc.’s Jl, 1980–83; Dir, Standard Fireworks Ltd, 1987–92; Chm., Internat. Wine and Spirit Competition Ltd, 1997–98; Dir, Jackson Prentice Ltd, 1999–2004. Norfolk County Councillor, Thorpe Div., 1977–81; Vice-Pres., Norwich Jun. Chamber of Commerce, 1975–76; Mem., E Anglia Tourist Bd, 1979–81. Chairman: Norwich N Cons. Assoc., 1980–82; Norwich CPC, 1978–81; Vice-Chm., Eastern Area CPC, 1980–83; Member: Cons. Eastern Area Agric. Cttee, 1975–79; Cons. Provincial Council, Eastern Area, 1978–83; Chm. and Founder, Bow Gp of E Anglia, 1975–82; Nat. Vice-Chm., Bow Gp, 1976–77. MP (C) York, 1983–92. Hon. Treas., British/Cyprus CPA Gp, 1987–92; Sec., UK-Manx Parly Gp, 1987–92; Chm., Cons. Parly Food and Drinks Industries Cttee, 1989–92 (Vice-Chm., 1985–89); Vice-Chairman: Cons. Parly Tourism Cttee, 1985–92; Cons. Parly Transport Cttee, 1987–89 and 1990–92 (Sec., 1983–87); All Party Parly Hospice Gp, 1990–92; All Party Parly Tourism Cttee, 1991–92 (Sec., 1983–91); Mem. Cttee, British Atlantic Gp of Young Politicians, 1983–92 (Chm., 1988–89; Pres., 1989–92); Pres., York Young Conservatives, 1982–93; Vice-Pres., York Br., UNA, 1983–92. Parliamentary Consultant: The Market Res. Soc., 1984–91; Consort Hotels Ltd, 1984–91; Consultant: Andry Montgomery Ltd, 1979–97; Jackson Nugent Vintners Ltd, 1997–. Fellow, Industry and Parlt Trust, 1984–87. Private Member’s Bills on consumer safety, 1985, on smoke alarms, 1991, on cheque fraud, 1992. Member: Wymondham Abbey PCC, 1982–83; Humbleyard Deanery Synod, 1982–83; High Steward’s Cttee, York Minster Fund, 1983–89; York Archaeol Trust, 1983–; York Georgian Soc., 1982–92, 2002–; York Civic Trust, 1982–92, 2007–; 20th/21st Century British Art Fair Council, 1992–; ESU, 1994–2014; Gideons Internat., 2017–. Governor, Heartsease Sch., Norwich, 1977–83; Member, Court of Governors: Univ. of Sheffield, 1981–90; Univ. of York, 1983–92; Univ. of Hull, 1983–92. Patron, Selby Abbot’s Staith Heritage Trust, 2015–. Sen. Judge, Internat. Wine Challenge, 2003–17. Wine Corresp., Catering Times, 1979–83. Personal Finance Regional Journalist of the Year: Bradford & Bingley, 2007; BIBA, 2007, 2009; Assoc. of Investment Cos, 2008, 2012, 2016; Headlinemoney Award, 2015

Publications

(with W. Knock) Beers of Britain, 1975; (with R. A. Adley) A Policy for Tourism?, 1977; A Caterer’s Guide to Drinks, 1979; (with M. Shersby and A. McCurley) Food for a Healthy Britain, 1987; (contrib.) The Dictionary of Art, 1996; The Cognac Companion, 1997; contribs to The Times, Scotsman, Yorkshire Post, etc

Address

c/o Jackson Nugent Vintners Ltd, 30 Homefield Road, Wimbledon Village SW19 4QF