“He founded Addison Lee in 1975, building the largest business of its kind in Europe, with more than 5,000 drivers. In 2013, the American private equity firm Carlyle Group bought the business for £350 million. His interest in supporting young people into meaningful careers led him to become Chairman of the Advisory Board of Finito Education. He donated over £12 million to open The Griffin Institute at Northwick Park Hospital, the UK’s largest robotics medical centre, aiming to grow capacity to accommodate up to 1,000 surgeons a year. He also became a Co-Operation Ireland Ambassador, to work on grassroots peace-building efforts. Co-operation Ireland has helped break down barriers between communities throughout the peace process receiving much praise on both sides of the border”. (Citation, Cabinet Office).