Harry Solomon (businessman)

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Sir Harry Solomon (born 1937) is the founder of Hillsdown Holdings, one of the United Kingdom's largest food businesses.


Educated at St Albans School[1] in Hertfordshire, Harry Solomon qualified as a solicitor in 1960 and went on to practise law.[2] He founded Solomon Taylor & Shaw in Hampstead in the 1970s.[3]

In 1976 he co-founded Hillsdown Holdings and built it into one of the United Kingdom's largest food businesses.[2] He retired from the business in 1993.[4][5]

He is now a member of the Senior Management of the Portland Trust, which promotes peace and stability between the Israelis and the Palestinians.[6] He is also a Non-Executive Director of Portland Capital[7] and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.[2]

He was knighted in 1991 for services to the food industry.[8]

He has provided some funding to Forward Thinking, a charitable organisation addressing issues related to promoting greater understanding and inclusion of Muslims in the UK and the Middle East peace process.[9]

In 2015, Harry Solomon received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Israeli Business Awards.[5]


He is married to Judy.[10]