CHAIRMAN of the Rocester-based digger firm JCB, Lord Bamford, will officially take his seat in the House of Lords next month.
Sir Anthony Bamford, (pictured) who was made a Life Peer in August, will from now on be known as ‘Lord Bamford’ after he took on the formal title of ‘Baron Bamford of Daylesford in the County of Gloucestershire and of Wootton in the County of Staffordshire’.
Lord Bamford, who next year marks 50 years’ service with the company, said: “Manufacturing and engineering are the areas I am focused on in my working life and I look forward to making a contribution in these important sectors when I take up my seat in the House of Lords.”
Lord Bamford started work at JCB’s World head quarters in in 1964 after a two year engineering apprenticeship at Massey Ferguson in France.
He became chairman and managing director of JCB at the end of 1975 after succeeding his father, the late Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE, who founded the company on the day his son was born on October 23rd, 1945.