Michael AshcroftPrint Bio

Ashcroft Michael

Investor

Impellam Group

British/Belizean

Lord Ashcroft KCMG is a successful businessman, philanthropist and somewhat controversial political figure having been Treasurer and major donor of the UK Conservative Party between 1998 and 2001, and Deputy Chairman of the Party between 2005 and 2010. Among his many business interests has been a controlling shareholding in Impellam, the 11th largest staffing firm in Europe. In 2010 this 57% holding, via the Lombard Trust, was transferred to his children and ‘remoter issue’. According to The Sunday Times, his personal fortune is estimated to be in excess of €1 billion.