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Remnant, James, (Lord) National Life Stories: City Lives (11 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 11 (tape 6 Side A): Weekend clothes. Eton clothes. Favourite clothes today. Manager and director of International Investment Trust - reason why wasn't called managing director. JR spent six months working in Detroit aged approx 28, learning US methods. Touche Ross moved to London Wall Buildings approx 1959. Building international side of firm - unusual strategy. JR's speciality was Spain. Big six in JR's opinion are Touche Ross, Peat Marwick, Price Waterhouse, Arthur Anderson, Cooper Brothers and Ernst & Young. Details of way in which Touche Ross was able to take advantage of long-term rent arrangements on office space. Moved to new premises in mid-1970s. Touche Remnant about to house group in space owned by NPI. Details of six months JR spent in Detroit aged 29. Different balance between work and social lives in USA and GB. Most of JR's friends in UK have country homes for weekend. Return to GB for operation. Further details of US trip. Relationship between US, Canadian and London parts of Touche Ross. Relationship with Bank of Scotland. Attitude to career so far covered in interview.

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

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