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Peter Tomlinson DL

Peter started broadcasting whilst at Worcester College, Oxford in the 1960s. From the Home Service of the BBC he moved into television with HTV, Granada and finally ATV in Birmingham. He came up with the idea which turned into Tiswas and he presented the programme with Chris Tarrant until late 1977.

 

In 1979 he became the MD of the fledgling Beacon Radio in Wolverhampton leaving in 1985 to found JTA which specialised in helping companies communicate internally more effectively. In 2001 Peter launched SAGA Radio in the West Midlands running it until retiring in 2004. In 2005 however, Birmingham Children’s Hospital offered him the challenge, as an executive director, of raising £3 million for their new Burns Centre and he became the driving force behind the Red Balloon Appeal., Peter was High Sheriff of the West Midlands 2007-2008.

 

Currently he is Chairman of Cancer Research UK Wyre Forest, Vice-Chairman of Lichfield Garrick Theatre, President of the West Midland Light Orchestra.

 

Appointed in 2008.