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Bloomsbury Properties Ltd. 8A St. Thomas Street, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 9HE

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Bloomsbury Properties Limited is registered in England (Company Number 1419993).The Registered Office is at: Bedford House, 21A John Street, London WC1N 2BF


Hugh Read FRICS


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Hugh Read started as tea boy and bag carrier for the Company’s rent collector in 1962. In 1967 he qualified as a chartered surveyor and he claims to have known four property recessions since and to have predicted five of them. Married with two sons, he has been Chairman of the Bloomsbury Group since 2004. He lives near Winchester and is an enthusiastic sailor.


James Croser FCMA, CGMA

Financial Director

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James Croser has been Finance Director to Bloomsbury Properties since March 2012, before that as a Consultant (since 2007) to the Company. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  Before his career as an accountant he was a Navigating Officer in the Royal Navy. James lives in Hampshire is married with two children and enjoys sailing and skiing.


Barnaby Read Bsc

Managing Director

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Barnaby Read read economics at the university of Edinburgh and joined the Company in 2010 after ten years in the Army. He is the lead in generating and exploiting new opportunities and developing the portfolio. Barnaby is married with two small children who keep him on his toes.