Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw

Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw

Born Dec 22, 1942

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1942 Birth Born on December 22, 1942.


1962 19 Years Old Laidlaw previously owned and raced a Jaguar, which won Le Mans a number of times throughout the 1950s, along with a number of other vintage cars, including a 1962 Ferrari GTO. in 2013, Irvine Laidlaw stopped racing. … Read More


1988 45 Years Old In 1988 Laidlaw founded Abbey Business Centres, a subsidiary of IIR providing serviced office space, meeting room facilities and virtual office packages in 13 business centres in Great Britain. … Read More


One of the largest financial backers of the UK's Conservative Party, Laidlaw was made a life peer as Baron Laidlaw, of Rothiemay in Banffshire on 14 June 2004. … Read More
2007 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, he set up the Laidlaw Youth Trust which from 2007 to 2009 spent over £6million in Scotland on good causes related to disadvantaged children and young people.
2008 65 Years Old 1 More Event
Laidlaw donated £25,000 to the 2008 London Mayoral election campaign of Boris Johnson. … Read More
2009 66 Years Old He closed the Trust in 2009 because he was spending more time in South Africa and said he wanted to focus his charitable giving there. … Read More
2014 71 Years Old In 2014, an undergraduate internship scheme was set up at the University of St. Andrews through a donation from Lord Laidlaw who is an honorary graduate of the University. … Read More
2015 72 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, the University of Leeds launched an official opening for the £26 million Laidlaw Library, named after Irvine Laidlaw, who had previously studied economics at the University in the 1960s. … Read More
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