Tony Berry

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Anthony Berry (born 1941) was the founder of Blue Arrow recruitment agency.


Brought up in Tottenham and educated at The Latymer School in Edmonton, Berry played cricket for Middlesex Young Amateurs and became an apprentice football professional for Tottenham Hotspur.[1]

Berry qualified as management accountant with Guinness before joining the management team of an office cleaning company where he worked throughout the 1970s.[1] In 1981 he bought a controlling stake in Blue Arrow, a small recruitment business in St Albans, which he built into the United Kingdom's largest recruitment agency and a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.[1]

Tony Berry was forced to retire in 1989.[1] He subsequently became Deputy Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Profile: A voice from the wilderness: Tony Berry The Independent, 16 October 1994