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Remnant, James, (Lord) National Life Stories: City Lives (8 of 26) National Life Stories: City Lives

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  • Recording date

    1993-16-12, 1994-08-02, 1994-02-03, 1994-22-03, 1994-14-04, 1994-24-05, 1994-01-06

  • Is part of (Collection)

    City Lives

  • Recording locations

    National Provident Institution offices, London

  • Interviewees

    Remnant, James, (Lord), 1930-, (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 8 (tape 4 Side B): JR thought had failed accountancy exams when in fact had qualified. Always spent weekends with parents. Was made a supervisor at Touche Ross, meant was in charge of people doing audits. Change in status in firm by time qualified. Colleagues at Touche. Touche Ross never merged with anybody, took them over instead. Name Touche Ross adopted approx when JR left partnership. [Interview 2nd March 1994] JR always reads FT, normally reads `Times', used to read `Independent' as Touche Remnant financed start-up of `Independent'. Reads `Sunday Times' and `Telegraph'. Takes `Country Life' and `Decanter'; is member of English Vineyards Association. Details of JR's activities on 2nd March 1994. YMCA appeal. Salters' Livery Company. London flat. Doesn't look at screens re stocks and share prices although has screen in office as befits a chairman. Order of St. John. Details of following, more typical, day. Director of Bank of Scotland (cover fully later on). NPI responsibilities only to be chairman; isn't part of management therefore acceptable to be doing other business during day. Spends approx a day a week on NPI business, details of his role. Joined Salters' Company via friend of father. Is also member of Chartered Accountants' Livery Company. Isn't a Mason, feels suspicious of it.

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    Interview with James Wogan Remnant, 3rd Baron Remnant, Director of the Bank of Scotland (1989–1996).

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