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Bloomsbury Properties Ltd delivering growth for 100 years.

01962 813337
Bloomsbury Properties Ltd. 8A St.

Thomas Street, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 9HE

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

Hugh Read FRICS


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.

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James Croser FCMA, CGMA

Financial Director

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.

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Barnaby Read Bsc

Managing Director

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.

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David Coubrough

Non-Executive Director

David Coubrough, Non-Executive Director since 2003, has been a Chief Executive of both private and public companies in the hospitality industry. Currently Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Chairman of Maldon Crystal Sea Salt Board Meetings; Co-owner of the award winning Beehive Restaurant and Pub in Berkshire; author of two crime novels.

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