Five Boltonians - including Warburtons boss - added to Who's Who

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FIVE Bolton men — including Warburton’s bakery chief, Jonathan Warburton — are among the new names in the 2014 edition of the influential Who’s Who guide.

Mr Warburton, Alexander Fury, Peter Knowles, Anthony Lilley and Professor Anthony Rudd all proudly mention their Bolton birthplace in their Who’s Who entries .

Former Rivington and Blackrod pupil, Mr Fury, aged 30, is the fashion editor of The Independent newspaper.

Peter Knowles, aged 52, is a former Bolton School pupil, and has been Controller of BBC Parliament since 2006.

He was brought up in Church Road, Halliwell, and used to worship at the United Reform Church in St George’s Road, Bolton town centre.

Anthony Lilley, aged 43, is chief creative officer and chief executive officer of Magic Lantern Productions. He was awarded an OBE in 2008 and attended Marsh Lane Primary in Farnworth and Bolton School.

Professor Anthony Rudd, aged 59, is Professor of Stroke Medicine at King’s College, London, and in his spare time, he plays the flute.

Inclusion in Who’s Who — which contains potted biographies of 33,000 of some of the most famous, talented and accomplished people — is by invitation only.

The Bolton contingent is joined in Who’s Who by Prestwich-born former Strictly Come Dancing judge, Arlene Phillips, and BBC TV Antiques Roadshow expert, Eric Knowles.

Everyone in Who’s Who — with the possible exception of the fugitive peer, Lord Lucan, who vanished in November 1974, but who retains his place — is invited to compile his or her own entry.

Mr Warburton tells his life story in just nine lines.

In his Who’s Who entry Mr Warburton lists his recreations as “enthusiastic amateur sportsman, golfer, skier, shooter and traveller”.

Mr Warburton and all the others will now remain in Who’s Who until they die, when they will be automatically transferred to Who’s Who’s sister publication, Who Was Who.

The 2014 edition of Who’s Who is published by Bloomsbury at £250.

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3:52pm Wed 4 Dec 13

steveG says...

Cheap at half the price!.
Cheap at half the price!. steveG

3:29pm Thu 5 Dec 13

wild one says...

Silver spoon comes to mind
Silver spoon comes to mind wild one

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