James Gerald Gulliver
Born in Campbeltown and educated at the University of Glasgow and Georgia Institute of Technology, James Gulliver served for three years in the Royal Navy before joining Urwick Orr & Partners, management consultants. In 1965 he joined Fine Fare where he became Chairman within two years.
In 1977, together with Alistair Grant, a marketing specialist and David Webster, a merchant banker, he founded James Gulliver Associates, which went on to become Argyll Foods acquiring numerous retail concerns including 130 Safeway outlets.
He was awarded the CVO for his services to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. He was also a football enthusiast serving as Vice-President of Manchester United and Vice-Chairman of Heart of Midlothian.
He was married four times, lastly to Melanie, and had 5 children.
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