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Jeffery K. Hovis

HOVIS, Caspar - Painter

HOVI, Mikko (born 1879), Sculptor

COKER, Paul (born 1938), Managing Director, Ranks Hovis McDougall, 1992–93

HUTCHISON, (Joseph) Douglas (1918 - 2001), Director, Ranks Hovis McDougall Ltd, 1956–83

RIVERS, Alfred Peter (1906 - 1979), Chairman, Hovis-McDougall Ltd, 1965–71 (Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, 1957–65)

RANK, Joseph McArthur (1918 - 1999), President, Ranks Hovis McDougall Ltd, 1981–93

KEARNS, Frederick (Matthias) (1921 - 1983), consultant and policy adviser: to Rank Hovis MacDougall Ltd, since 1981; to S. & W. Berisford plc (formerly British Sugar Corp.), since 1982

METCALFE, Stanley Gordon (born 1932), Chairman: Queens Moat Houses plc, 1993–2001; Ranks Hovis McDougall PLC, 1989–93, retired (Managing Director, 1981–89, Chief Executive, 1984–89, and Deputy Chairman, 1987–89)

Rank, Joseph Arthur (1888 - 1972), JP; Hon. Life President, Ranks Hovis McDougall Ltd, since 1969 (Chairman, 1952–69); President, The Rank Organisation Ltd, since 1962 (Chairman, 1941–62); Vice-President Animal Health Trust

WILLIAMS, Leonard John (1894 - 1975), Director, National Provincial Bank Ltd, 1956–69; Vice-President, Institute of Bankers, 1956–69; Director: Ranks Hovis McDougall Ltd, 1956–72; City of London Real Property Co. Ltd and its subsidiaries, 1956–69

BISHOP, George (Sidney) (1913 - 1999), Director, Booker McConnell Ltd, 1961–82 (Vice-Chairman, 1970–71; Chairman, 1972–79); Director: Barclays Bank International, 1972–83; Barclays Bank Ltd, 1974–83; Ranks Hovis McDougall, 1976–84; International Basic Economy Corporation, USA, 1980–83


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Trade name for a mixture of brown flour and wheatgerm; from Latin hominis vis, ‘strength of man’; originally, in the 1880s, called Smith's Old Patent Germ Bread. Now a trade name for white, brown, and wholemeal breads.

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