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Jeremy Woolridge CBE DL

Jeremy is Chairman & MD of B E Wedge Holdings Ltd, the largest group of galvanizing companies in the UK, with a turnover of approximately £100 million and 960 employees.  The company has interests in plants in the USA and Europe.


He became the inaugural Chairman of the CBI Black Country Steering Committee.


Jeremy is a past member of the CBI WM Regional Council and Regional Chairman of the West Midlands in 1994-96.   He is a past Chairman of the UK Galvanizers' Association and past President of the European General Galvanizers' Association.  He was also a member of the Management Board of the EEF West Midlands and President in 2002-2005.


He was appointed Chairman of Governors of Tettenhall College in September 2005 and was a past independent Governor of University of Wolverhampton 2004-2011.


Jeremy was awarded the CBE in 1998 for services to Business and was High Sheriff for the West Midlands in 2000-2001.


Jeremy is Patron of Compton Hospice.


Appointed in 2008.