Sir James Napier Tidmarsh(born 15 September 1932) was the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol from 1996 until 2007.
Educated at Taunton School,Sir James Tidmarsh spent most of his working life in the manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Originally a shoe maker, in 1972 he set up his own company manufacturing specialised flooring for the electronics industry. The product sold all over the world, 75% of the company's output being exported; for services to export he received the M.B.E. in 1989.
He became Lord Lieutenant of Bristol in 1996 having been the High Sheriff of Avon in the preceding year. Since 1979, Tidmarsh has been a member of The Society of Merchant Venturers, a private club whose membership is invited "from individuals who have been successful in their chosen area of business".The Society has been involved in attempts to sanitise the memory of merchant and slave trader Edward Colston, and have been accused of attempting to create a "cult of Colston". He was Master of the Merchant Venturers in 1994–95.
Tidmarsh was a founder director of GWR Radio plc and is a director of Business West. He is Chairman of SouthWest One and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Bristol.Married with two sons, he is a Trustee of several charitable trusts. He has received Honorary Degrees (Doctorates) from both the University of Bristol and UWE.
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