Anthony William "Tony" Pidgley CBE (born 1947) is an English businessman and polo player. He is the founder and Group Chairman of Berkeley Group Holdings, one of the United Kingdom's largest housebuilding businesses.
Born in 1947 in Surrey to a single mother and then adopted from Barnardos, Tony Pidgley spent his early life living in a disused railway carriage. He worked with his parents cutting down trees and selling the logs.
He left home in 1962 and founded a haulage business which he expanded until it had 40 lorries and then sold it to Crest Nicholson in 1968. He then worked for Crest Nicholson for seven years. In 1976 he established Berkeley Group Holdings which he expanded until it was one of the United Kingdom's largest housebuilders. He has since seen off a bid for his business from his son.
- East End lad makes good to the tune of £123 million The Guardian, 21 September 2007
- Father and son square up for Berkeley Battle Daily Telegraph, 18 February 2003
- New Year Honours: Berkeley Group chairman Tony Pidgley made a CBE by the Queen Daily Mail, 29 December 2012
- Horace A. Laffaye, Polo in Britain: A History, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2012, p. 321
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