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Arkley, Alistair Grant free

Arkley, Alistair Grant free

CBE 2006; DL

Born 13 May 1947; s of Alexander Arkley and Victoria Margaret Arkley (née Grant); m 1972, Kathleen Ann Raeburn; three s

Chairman, New Century Enterprises (formerly New Century Inns) Ltd, since 1999


Aberdeen Acad.; Aberdeen Univ. (BSc Engrg)


Engrg Officer, R&D, ICI, 1971–72; various posts, selling and mktg, Procter & Gamble, 1972–79; Sales and Mktg Dir, Scottish Breweries, Scottish & Newcastle plc, 1979–85; Man. Dir, J. W. Cameron & Co. Ltd, 1985–91; Chief Exec., Century Inns plc, 1991–99. Chairman: Chameleon Pub. Co., 1999–2019; Steelite Internat. plc, 2006–17; Hospitality Data Insights, 2012–; Innheritance Ltd, 2017–; Dir, S. A. Brain & Co. Ltd, 2014–19. Dir, UK (formerly British) Business Angels Assoc., 2008. Mem., Adv. Bd, Angel Co. Fund, 2014–. Hon. ML, Teesside Univ., 2000. DL Co. Durham, 2007


countryside, gardening, football (spectating)


New Century Enterprises Ltd, Darlington


Royal Automobile; Northern Counties (Newcastle upon Tyne)